New Carondelet. Be well. Website Launched
As of this past Saturday, April 13,2013, our corporate website, www.carondelet.org, has an impressive, new look that ties cohesively to Carondelet’s “Be well” brand identity. Read More... Click here for Portal Access Instructions.
Fix Terminal Server License Error
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this file and double-click on “MSLicensing.reg” to run the fix. After running the application, please try accessing again.
New SmartPhone Apps Available for Stat!Ref eBooks
Electronic books provided by the CHN Medical Libraries can now be accessed
from your smartphone or other mobile device. Stat!Ref, the source of nearly 200
e-books in the health care fields, just released
BlackBerry apps. An app for Android will be available soon.
Please read the attached
Advocacy Alert about the potential impact on healthcare from the Debt Ceiling
Negotiations, and Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ return to the House floor
on Aug. 1. Read
St. Mary's Renovation
Please read this special message from Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital CEO
Winnie Fritz about an exciting renovation project at the hospital.
Health Alert: Investigation of an increase in Guillain-Barré Syndrome
Health Alert: Investigation of an increase in Guillain-Barré Syndrome,
The Arizona Department of Health Services, in conjunction with local health
departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is investigating
a cluster of acute flaccid paralysis in Arizona. Eight cases have been
identified. Five of these cases have been confirmed as Guillain-Barré Syndrome
(GBS) based on clinical, laboratory, and electrodiagnostic features. Onset of
neurologic symptoms have ranged from May 28, 2011 to June 23, 2011 and have
occurred 1-2 weeks after diarrheal illness. The majority of the cases are male.
Ages range from 18-76 years.
GBS is a serious neurological disorder involving damage to the peripheral
nerves. The condition is thought to be caused by an immune reaction, generally
in response to an antecedent illness or infection, that leads to nerve damage.
GBS is typically characterized by the acute or subacute onset of progressive,
symmetrical weakness in the legs and arms, with loss of reflexes. Sensory
abnormalities, cranial nerve abnormalities such as facial weakness or difficulty
swallowing, and paralysis of respiratory muscles also can occur.
ADHS is requesting that clinicians notify their local health department of any
cases of acute flaccid paralysis or Guillain-Barré Syndrome. In addition to
routine diagnostic testing, we are requesting that healthcare providers submit
stool, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum specimens from suspected cases to the
Arizona State Public Health Laboratory. For each sample, a
microbiology submission form should be completed. Please mark the Outbreak
box and list the Outbreak Name as AFP on the submission form. Samples should be
shipped to Bureau of Laboratory Services: 250 N. 17th Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85007.
For questions about packaging and submitting specimens, refer to the
If you have any questions, please contact your
health department or the Arizona Department of Health Services at (602)
364-3676. Thank you!
**DISTRIBUTED BY THE ARIZONA HEALTH ALERT NETWORK
Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board CME Series
Case Management Conference For Patients With Cranial and Spinal Diseases:
Oncologic, Vascular and Functional Neurologic
DATE: Every 2 weeks on Wednesday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM.
*Lunch will be provided.
May 11th, 25th June 8th, 22nd July 6th, 20th
August 3rd, 17th, 31st September 14th, 28th
October12th, 26th November 9th, 23rd December 7th, 21st
PRESENTERS: Dr. Eric Sipos, Dr. Michael Manning, and Dr. David
The speakers disclose no financial interest that would constitute a conflict of
LOCATION: Planning Room in Suite #185, St. Josephs Medical
1. Discuss neuro-oncology, SRS, radiation therapy and neurosurgery.
2. Debate treatment options in a multidisciplinary forum.
3. Produce patient management decisions with all critical parties
Carondelet Health Network is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association to
provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.
Carondelet Health Network designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA
PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.
Please contact Jan Draper, RN, 546-1778 for questions and if you have a
case you would like presented.
Carondelet’s contract with Pima County/Bridgeway
May 11, 2011
Dear Physicians, Colleagues & Associates:
As many of you are aware, we have elected to terminate six of our contracts with
Pima County/Bridgeway. Our contract termination also follows the move by the
State of Arizona‘s Medicaid program, AHCCCS. The Arizona Long Term Care System
(ALTCS) contract for patients living in Pima or Santa Cruz counties was awarded
to Evercare Select. We are currently in discussions with Evercare Select so that
we can continue to provide services to our patients.
The decision to terminate this specific group of AHCCCS contracts involved
careful consideration. The Pima/Bridgeway group of contracts has historically
paid us significantly less than what it costs us to care for this patient
population. This does not mean that these patients will no longer have coverage.
AHCCCS will be notifying all patients impacted of their coverage options. For
our ALTCS patients at Holy Cross the coverage option will be Evercare Select.
The decision is a financial decision, however it does not detract from our
mission to provide care for the poor and vulnerable. Our patients will have
coverage options through a different contract under AHCCCS. The termination
dates impacting specific facilities and programs are as follows:
- St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital
(including ancillary): 5/1/11
- Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute: 7/1/11
- St. Mary’s Hospice: 7/1/11
- Holy Cross Hospital SNF: 7/1/11 (current SNF patients can be seen
Patients who are dual-eligible are NOT affected by the cancellation of these
contracts. These patients may be seen at any Carondelet facility indefinitely.
Dual-eligible refers to patients with ‘primary’ insurance through any insurance
except Pima Health Systems/Bridgeway and with AHCCCS as ‘secondary’ insurance
through Pima Health Systems/Bridgeway.
We continue to work with Pima Health System/Bridgeway to transition patient care
as seamlessly as possible. We will notify you of any updates/changes as soon as
information is available.
If you have questions/concerns, please let us know and we will address those
issues immediately. Please call (520) 872-7208 for assistance.
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
PAGING CHANGE AT ST. JOSEPH'S
May 10, 2011
In an effort to decrease noise at night and provide an environment conducive to rest and healing, we are requesting that overhead paging for physicians and overhead announcements not occur between the hours of 2000 thru 0600 at Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital. Associates will be asked to contact physicians via their pagers instead. We appreciate your cooperation with the important step to enhance our patients’ satisfaction.
Check out the latest edition of The Tablet
Check out the latest edition of The Tablet, the Carondelet
Health Network Pharmacy and Therapeutics newsletter, which has been posted in
the Newsletter section the internal Pharmacy website. The following link can
only be accessed from within a Carondelet Health Network facility.
Link to The Tablet