DAILY COVID-19 EMAIL UPDATES

July 8, 2020

NEW UPDATES 

Beginning July 1, Dr. Tanaz Danialifar from the Division of Gastroenterology will be providing telehealth visits for Health Network GI referrals. In order to submit a referral, please complete and send patient records (including recent clinic notes, growth/weight charts, lab/stool/imaging results) and the attached completed referral form to lsim@chla.usc.edu and mpetralia@chla.usc.edu. Staff from the CHLA Santa Monica Care Center will coordinate directly with the patient/family to schedule the appointment. Upon completion of the telehealth visit, notes will be auto-faxed to the PCP on file. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Felicia Hoodbhoy at fhoodbhoy@chla.usc.edu.

 

SUCCESSION PLANNING WEBINAR

Please join us for a webinar on Succession Planning led by subject matter experts Teri Hirt, Financial Advisor at Shoemaker Financial, Ryan Bonacci, Regional Vice President at Securian Financial and Channing Schmidt, Advanced Sales Director at Securian Financial Advanced Sales Team. Now more than ever, succession planning is of critical importance to a practice owner. The webinar will cover topics including Planning for specific events (death, disability, retirement, unplanned exit, divorce), Strategies and structure of Buy/Sell Arrangements, and Business valuation methodology. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. WebEx information is below:

 

Meeting link: https://chla.webex.com/chla/onstage/g.php?MTID=e40222681eab1b02a23fc8d8ae250d1b5

We encourage you to register for this webinar in advance.  To do so, please click the link above and follow the registration instructions. You will receive a confirmation email once you are done.

Meeting number (access code): 133 046 3492

Audio: Please join by phone (landline or cell) by selecting the “call in” option.

•             Dial-in phone number: +1-213-306-3065 United States Toll (Los Angeles).

•             Enter meeting number (access code): 133 046 3492

 

ACC SCHEDULES

As a value-add service to Health Network affiliates, we would like to provide you with a list specialties with open capacity at the Ambulatory Care Centers: https://www.chlahealthnetwork.info/open-capacity-at-accs. We recommend contacting the clinics directly in order to bypass the standard triage protocols.

 

CLINICAL PATHWAYS

The Clinical Pathways Subcommittee has partnered with the Divisions of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Neurology to create clinical pathways that outline treatment and referral protocols for common pediatric conditions. Please click the following link to view these pathways: https://www.chlahealthnetwork.info/clinical-pathways

*Please note: pathways for Neurology have not yet been finalized but will be posted in the coming weeks.

 

REMINDERS

As a reminder, if you are referring patients and families to the CHLA Drive-Through clinic at the main campus, please be sure to send the patients with the completed Clinical Requisition Form.  ALL information needs to be filled out including patient demographics, insurance information, diagnosis code, ordering provider fax number that results will be sent to.  Additionally with the requisition, they are to bring the Drive-Through Directions and Instructions sheet and a copy of their insurance. The lack of complete information causes delays in patients being tested and resulting of the labs.  If they are cash pay patients, please let them know they will be billed for $96. Please feel free to call or email Felicia Hoodbhoy at 714-383-0751 or fhoodbhoy@chla.usc.edu if you have any questions. 

 

Please visit our website and discussion board for updates with information and resources. We encourage you to participate in the discussion board and/or start new discussion threads, and would appreciate feedback on other ways we can enhance the website and support you.

The liaisons continue to be available to help support your practices for patient related issues/concerns. Please see their contact information below. 

Mia Antonyan, MHA                                               

Cell: 323-208-2336          

Email: mantonyan@chla.usc.edu 

San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Westside                                                                                                        

Alyssa Lopez, MHA

Cell: 323-208-2007

Email: alylopez@chla.usc.edu

South Bay, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County

The Health Network team is here to support you as well! Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bhavana Arora, MD

Please note, this information is for network use only and should not be shared publicly

June 24, 2020

NEW UPDATES

WEEKLY PROVIDER BRIEFINGS-DR. JAFFRAY TO PRESENT ON COAGULATION ISSUES IN COVID INFECTIONS

As shared previously CHLA Physician leadership hosts a virtual Provider Briefing every Friday  from 7:00am to 7:30am (followed by 15 minutes of optional Q&A) to present updates and new information on COVID-19.  You are invited to join these weekly virtual sessions starting this Friday at 7:00AM.  CHLA experts and faculty leaders will be on hand to share important information with you,  hear from you,  answer your questions and support you.  We will be sharing the viral testing dashboard and this week Dr. Julie Jaffray will present on coagulation issues in COVID infections.   If you have questions that you would like answered at this session, please send them ahead of time to OOAA@chla.usc.edu. Additionally, there will be opportunity to submit questions via WebEx during the briefing. 

We are pleased to be able to include our CHLA Health Network Affiliates and would ask that you treat these meetings as confidential, internal sessions.  Since this is a provider forum, we are limiting the invitation to physicians and we ask that you do not forward the invitation to others.  We look forward to hosting you virtually for this and future important meetings when there is additional information that would be of value to all of you. Outlook calendar invites are sent with WebEx details for the upcoming session this Friday.

 

“YOUR CHILD’S HEALTH IS ESSENTIAL” CAMPAIGN

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has launched a campaign to assure families that the hospital and its specialty care centers are safe, and to emphasize the importance of maintaining routine care to keep kids healthy. The “Your Child’s Health Is Essential” campaign reminds families not to skip well child visits, vaccinations, appointments for chronic conditions and more. The hospital has provided some materials from the campaign for use by CHLA Health Network offices. These may be used on your websites or social media channels.   Please click here to view. Please be advised the materials are on our SharePoint site as the materials are proprietary and need to be password protected.  For questions on use of these materials please contact Sara Hof at shof@chla.usc.edu

 

PASADENA LAB IS OPEN

The Pasadena lab location will be closing for the next two weeks as staff is needed back at the hospital. The lab will reopen on July 6, 2020. In addition, the Encino lab will not be open on Saturdays for the month of July. Please click here for up to date information. 

 

Please visit our website and discussion board for updates with information and resources. We encourage you to participate in the discussion board and/or start new discussion threads, and would appreciate feedback on other ways we can enhance the website and support you.

The liaisons continue to be available to help support your practices for patient related issues/concerns. Please see their contact information below. 

Mia Antonyan, MHA                                               

Cell: 323-208-2336          

Email: mantonyan@chla.usc.edu 

San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Westside                                                                                                        

Alyssa Lopez, MHA

Cell: 323-208-2007

Email: alylopez@chla.usc.edu

South Bay, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County

The Health Network team is here to support you as well! Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of us.

 

Sincerely,

 

Bhavana Arora, MD

 

Please note, this information is for network use only and should not be shared publicly

BHAVANA K. ARORA, MD, MBA

Chief Medical Officer, CHLA Health Network

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles │Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Medical Group

4650 Sunset Blvd.,MS #138|Los Angeles, CA 90027

Office:  323 361-3378 |Mobile: 310 488-1507| barora@chla.usc.edu

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