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August Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As summer winds down, I hope you enjoy our transition to fall. I will begin my letter with an update regarding the activities of the Medical Staff Executive Committee this month which included privileging 9 new providers who joined our medical staff, along with approving additional privileges for 3 of our […]

APP August Update: Medical Board’s new eLicense system

This month’s update comes from our APP Credentials Committee, a sub-committee of the credentialing committee. Situation: The Ohio State Medical Board has moved all license and supervision agreement management to an eLicense system at eLicense.Ohio.gov. This requires all PA supervision agreements to now be submitted via the new eLicense system with an additional signed agreement uploaded […]

July Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: As I embark on my two-year term as President of the Medical Staff, I feel honored to serve in this position and want to thank you for this opportunity. I promise to strive to meet and exceed the expectations of this leadership role and be a strong advocate for our medical […]

APP April Update: New APP educator, boot camp

Hello and welcome to spring! The APP Center is hard at work for your APRN and PA practice needs. We recently sent out a TALEO module on the new licensing process in Ohio and advances that HB 216 brought to our state. Please ensure this is completed by the deadline. Laura Abels is new APP […]

April Notes from the Medical Staff Vice President

While Dr. White is in Europe enjoying a well-deserved vacation, it is my pleasure to present to the medical staff an update on activities for April.  With Dr. White’s term as President of the Medical Staff winding down over this next quarter, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank him for his mentorship during […]

March Notes from the Medical Staff President

This month has seen a shift in my relationship with this role. Many have commented on the limited time I have remaining as president of the medical staff, and I have begun to look forward to having Dr. Pollauf assume this position. Meanwhile, the activities of the Medical Staff Executive Committee continue. We approved the addition […]

Pediatric Guidelines for DXA Scans, Treating Vitamin D Deficiency

An increasing number of children are at risk for osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Although many cases are due to inadequate levels of vitamin D, others may be at risk because of medical conditions or chronic use of medications. In response, Akron Children’s bone health team has developed guidelines for ordering and using DXA scans, along with guidelines for the evaluation, treatment and prevention of vitamin D deficiency.

February Notes from the Medical Staff President

To the Medical Staff: This is a month with little news relative to the usual activities of our committees and the Medical Staff Executive Committee (MSEC). This last month’s MSEC meeting was dominated by the activities of the Credentialing Committee, which has been busy revising and reviewing close to a dozen credentialing documents and various […]

Bone Health: Guidelines for DXA scans, vitamin D deficiency

An increasing number of children throughout the U.S. are at risk for osteomalacia and osteoporosis. Although many of these cases are due to inadequate levels of vitamin D, others may be at risk because of certain medical conditions or the chronic use of medications that affect bone density. Follow these referral guidelines.

APP January Update: Redesigned Onboarding Process

With a new year often comes fresh ideas! And that is what the APP Center set out to do in regard to our newly employed advanced practice providers at Akron Children’s Hospital. The APP Center hired an APP Educator, Laura Abels, CNS, who will join our team in February to help drive and guide our […]