Med Staff Update

October EDITION

EEH, NorthShore announce merger plans

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Edward-Elmhurst Health (EEH) and NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) have announced their intention to create a new parent health system and are finalizing plans to merge.

To learn more about this exciting announcement click here.

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Boosters available for Pfizer vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has now recommended a third shot or “booster” for certain people who have already received two doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

  • People aged 65 and older and adults 50-64 with underlying medical conditions
  • Residents aged 18 years and older of long-term care settings
  • People aged 18-49 with underlying medical conditions
  • People aged 18-64 at increased risk for exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting – to include healthcare workers

Beginning Wednesday, September 29 at 12:00 noon, appointments for Pfizer boosters are available at Edward-Elmhurst Health’s Downers Grove location at 2205 Butterfield Road, Downers Grove.

Boosters can be given to those 18 and older who have already received a first and second dose of Pfizer vaccine, six months from the date of the second dose. You do not need to space your booster vaccine and your flu shot.

Vaccine appointments are available at the Downers Grove location and can be scheduled via your MyChart account or via the website. Booster vaccines are also available through Walgreens and CVS.

Note – the booster vaccine is optional and not mandated for Edward-Elmhurst Health employees.

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Flu Vaccine Campaign 2021

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Flu season is upon us once again, and it is critical that every employee and physician/APP receive their annual flu vaccine in a timely manner.

Many of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 mimic the Influenza virus. Getting the flu vaccine will help to reduce symptoms that might be confused with those of COVID-19. Receiving the influenza vaccine is an annual mandatory EEH Employee Health requirement; 100% compliance will keep employees healthy and safe during flu season.

Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital

Employed physicians/APPs may receive the vaccine at either the Edward Hospital or Elmhurst Hospital main campuses beginning Monday, September 27 through Friday, November 12. Vaccine appointments must be scheduled through HealthStream; employed physicians/ APPs should log on and select an appointment day and time as soon as possible. Please note: Non-employed providers cannot register through HealthStream and should watch for upcoming flu clinics to be held specifically for providers, please view the Edward and Elmhurst flu clinic schedules. There will be no walk-ins accepted in the Employee Health departments. To avoid a backlog, scheduling and being on time for appointments is key. The flu consent must be completed before arriving for the Flu clinic.

Appointments are available as follows:

Edward Campus: September 27 – October 8 - Conference Room E-309 October 11 – November 5 - Conference Room E-301
Elmhurst Campus: September 27 – November 5 - Magnolia Room

Note: If unable to schedule during these times, you may schedule through the Employee Health clinics for the week of November 8 – 12 only. Walk-ins and Saturdays are not available.

Appointments are not necessary for clinics held specifically for providers.

Note: If you have an egg allergy and need Flucelvax, or if you are 65 and older and want the high dose Fluzone, employed physicians/APPs may need to schedule your flu shot at either the Edward or Elmhurst main campus via HealthStream.

If you receive your flu vaccine at your PCP office or at your local pharmacy, you must use the flu vaccine administration record form available on the portal. Pharmacy receipts will not be accepted.

Email: Employee.Health@EEHealth.org

Fax: Edward: (630) 548-8163, Elmhurst: (331) 221-3853

Edward Employee Health
100 Spalding Dr., Suite 212, MOB I
Naperville, Il 60540

Elmhurst Employee Health
155 E. Brush Hill Rd
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Lower Level

All physicians/APPs must present an ID badge at the time of vaccination.

To locate flu information on the visit the EEH portal.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 
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Edward Hospital undergoes successful Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation Survey

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Edward Hospital completed its annual DNV-GL Survey for Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation with zero non-conformities identified.

Delivering care to patients diagnosed with a stroke requires strong collaboration across many teams for a successful outcome.

The Edward Neurosciences team would like to give a special thanks to the system Emergency Department, EMS, Radiology, Neuro-interventional Radiology, Pharmacy, CNICU, CTU7, CTU3, and Rehab Services.

Additional recognition goes to our Stroke Coordinator, Rebecca McLaughlin, APN, and System Stroke Medical Director, Dr. Hurmina Muqtadar.

Thank you to everyone who made this successful site visit possible.

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Edward Hospital earns national recognition high-quality stroke care

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Edward Hospital has also received three American Heart Association (AHA) Achievement Awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular patients receive efficient and coordinated care, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer returns to the hospital.

The AHA’s Get with The Guidelines program helps reduce barriers to prompt treatment for cardiovascular events, such as ischemic strokes.

As a participant in Get with the Guidelines, Edward Hospital earned the following awards:

  • Stroke Award Target Stroke Elite Honor Roll
  • Stroke Award Gold Plus
  • Stroke Award Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll

Congratulations to everyone involved in this achievement.

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Woodridge Health Center Coming Soon

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A new Edward-Elmhurst Health Center, located in Woodridge at 3329 75th Street, will begin accepting patients October 18.

Located on the southwest corner of Route 53 and 75th Street in Woodridge, the new Edward-Elmhurst Health Center is a 2-story, 36,100 square-foot medical office building. The Health Center will be home to physician offices including primary care and specialists, lab, physical therapy, and a full complement of imaging services. The Walk-In Clinic is a convenient option for unscheduled, or after-hours care for minor illnesses and injuries.

Linden Oaks Behavioral Health will offer a variety of programs for adults, adolescents, and families, including an eating disorder program. Linden Oaks Medical Group physicians and therapists will provide medication management and counseling.

To learn more about this new health center, click here.

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