Plan to Tour Hubbard Center for Children the Week of Aug. 2

Children’s medical staff and employees are invited to tour the Hubbard Center for Children before it opens to the public! Tour dates and timeframes are below; please mark your calendar and plan to attend the week of Aug. 2. The modified, self-led format means you can come at your convenience and go at your own pace. Plan for the tour to take 30 to 45 minutes. Upon parking, take the hospital elevator to the cafeteria on LL3. Please check in at the table near the back of the current hospital cafeteria to sign in, receive directions and begin.

Please note: the Saturday, Aug. 7 tour session is specifically for employed and community physicians. These tour opportunities are not intended for the public or family members of medical staff.

Monday, Aug. 2 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 3
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3 – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 4
7 – 9 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 5
4 – 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 6 
7 – 9 a.m.
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 7*       
9 – 11 a.m.
*For employed & community physicians only

What to expect:

  • Floor ambassadors along the tour route will share information and answer questions about key areas in the Hubbard Center.
  • Signage and handouts to share key facts and benefits of the new facility.
  • QR codes link to inspirational patient stories.
  • Photo/social media opportunities – bring your phone!
  • Masks are required.
  • A custom cookie and water to say thanks for coming.

Thank you for your engagement as we enter this exciting new chapter in Children’s story!

Technically Speaking: Timeless

Since 2004, Timeless Medical Systems has been a global leader in maternal breast milk, human donor milk and infant formula management and administration software. We are delighted to be partnering with Timeless as we seek to make our hospital’s breast milk and formula tracking and processing more reliable and efficient.

As we bring Timeless online, we need to ask you for a small favor—between 6 p.m. on Monday, July 26 and noon on Tuesday, July 27, please ensure that every one of your patients who is receiving human milk or formula has their nutrition discontinued and reordered.  Modifying the existing order will not be sufficient. This is necessary to route the orders through Timeless, which cannot manage orders that were in place prior to its activation.

What happens if this doesn’t get done? Your patients won’t get fed. Just kidding. You’ll probably get a phone call from a frustrated nurse with a baby crying in the background asking you to do the above.

Geez, I feel bad for the poor hospitalist who’s working that night! What? It’s me? Well, I suppose that’s fitting. I guess if anyone runs into trouble, I’ll be just a Voalte message away!

Thanks for your understanding, your cooperation and for all you do! 

Stephen Dolter, M.D., CMIO

Important Parking Update

Starting Monday, Aug. 23, staff who park in the employee parking garage will be able to enter the garage while heading east on West Dodge Road. On Monday, Aug. 30, providers who park in the Wiebe garage will be able to access parking from the Dodge Street P3 entrance.

Children’s Hosts Facebook Video on Masking

Recently, Children’s hosted a Facebook Live video about kids masking and heading back to school. In the video, Sharon Stoolman, M.D., Pediatric Hospital Medicine, addresses new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics that urge parents to have children ages 2 and older mask up as they head back to school.

Watch it here

Dr. Stoolman is also featured in this Omaha World-Herald article about vaccination in teens.

Read it here 

Opportunities for Golf Enthusiasts, Medical Volunteers

The Pinnacle Bank Golf Championship will be held at The Club at Indian Creek, 3825 N. 202nd Street, Elkhorn, Neb., Aug. 9-15. Volunteers are being recruited for this national golf tournament, affiliated with the Korn Ferry Tour. This tournament offers a wide array of volunteer opportunities and serves as the regular season finale to be shown on The GOLF Channel all four days of tournament play. Medical volunteers are also needed on the course at first aid stations. Each medical volunteer will receive two one-day passes to the tournament. Children’s is the benefiting partner of the Pinnacle Bank Championship.

Click here for shifts and times available for medical volunteers
Click here for volunteer packages and information

New Deadline for Hubbard NFO

As previously communicated, all physicians and advanced practice providers who will be working with patients in the Hubbard are required to complete the Hubbard New Facility Orientation (NFO) BEFORE entering the building. 

NFO must now be completed no later than Friday, Aug. 13. This is a prerequisite to obtaining Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) approval/licensure to open the building, as DHHS will not allow us to move into the Hubbard tower until they know that we can all operate safely in the building. If you have not already done so, please complete the NFO at your earliest convenience. See instructions below.

Hubbard NFO: Virtual Tour

  • Course will be assigned through the Cornerstone learning management system for all employed physicians and advanced practice providers.
  • Non-employed providers can access the course here:  Hubbard New Facility Orientation Virtual Tour
  • 15-20 minutes to complete
  • Fulfills mandatory requirements for future Joint Commission survey
  • Provider ‘superusers’ or requests for early entry should have already received the Cornerstone assignment. All others identified as ‘working with patients in the Hubbard’ should have received the course assignment.

Hubbard Employee Reference Guide

  • Pocket-size booklets contain key information, maps and fire/life safety information.
  • Hard copies available in the Medical Staff Lounge and via this link: Hubbard Reference Guide.

NFO button (required if entering Hubbard prior to Aug. 30)

  • Collect the NFO button after completing the NFO Virtual Tour course by going to the Wiebe LL3 Security checkpoint (entrance to Hubbard). Security will verify course completion and provide the button.
  • Button must be worn on badge holder when entering the Hubbard prior to Aug. 30.
  • Prior to Aug. 29, there is one Hubbard entrance open on Wiebe LL3 by the Security office. Security will be checking for NFO buttons.

Other opportunities to learn about Hubbard:

NFO Scavenger Hunt (optional self-guided tour)

  • After completing Virtual Tour course, go to the Security checkpoint on LL3. Security will verify your course completion. Pick up the Scavenger Hunt directions and proceed on the self-guided tour to find the points of interest outlined in the directions.

Guided tours – make reservations through Security or the Foundation

  • Security:  Request a tour by emailing SecurityDept@childrensomaha.org
  • Tours will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday or by special appointment.
  • Evening and weekend tours require 72 hours advance notice
  • To confirm scheduling details, contact the Security Control Center (SCC) at 402-955-5300

Children’s Foundation

  • Tours available through late August
  • Please call the Foundation at 402-955-6851 to schedule a tour time

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Phillips or Judy Timmons.

Summer School: Disclosure Academy

Video Series on Adverse Events Continues

Throughout the month of July, Children’s Disclosure Committee has been sharing new information regarding Children’s Adverse Event Disclosure Program. A primary goal of this program is to support providers with resources to assist them with the disclosure of adverse events to patients and families.

Children’s providers do an outstanding job taking care of patients and often forget to take care of themselves. We know disclosure conversations are taking place, and they are often not documented in the electronic medical record (EMR). Without documentation, there is no proof the conversation took place; this may put you at risk. Take care of yourself: Document, Document, Document! Adding, “parents participated in rounds” or “discussed plan of care with parents” to your note is not enough. Documentation needs to specifically state that a disclosure conversation has taken place. We recommend you use the disclosure .phrase in the EMR.

Click here to view a video message from Ryan Sewell, M.D., J.D.

CHRI Presents Mini Research Summit Aug. 3 & 4

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) invites you to attend the Global Health Area of Emphasis Mini Research Summit. Participants will share projects, discover new resources and make valuable connections for future collaborative opportunities. The mini summit, led by Shirley Delair, M.D., Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Amy Rezac-Elgohary, Nick Kocmich and Vicky Nakibuuka-Muli will include a networking session and featured speakers.

Read more

March of Dimes T-Shirts for Sale

Children’s NICU is cleaning house before they move into the Hubbard Center, and they found several walk T-shirts from this year’s March of Dimes event, as well as some from previous years. These “vintage” shirts will be available to purchase outside of the Glow Auditorium on the following Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Shirts range from $5-$10, and you can pay with cash, Venmo or PayPal. All proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes. Available sizes are small-3X, plus kids sizes including 6 month, 12 month, 18 month, 2T, youth small and youth large.

July 22
July 29
August 5
August 12

Make Plans to Attend Hubbard Education for Surgical Teams

Training on the new Surgical Services Steris integration system in Children’s Hubbard Center operating rooms will be offered to surgeons, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. In these sessions, participants will learn the functionality of the new equipment and software. This education will include training on how to send images and videos to the electronic medical record (EMR), as well as how to review and edit patient data from a Children’s web page. The training will take approximately 30 minutes. Please plan to attend one of the education sessions listed below and plan a little extra time to walk through the area. If you have any questions or would like a calendar invitation, please email Shona Seiler, clinical educator.

Please review this brief video – (not intended to replace the in-person education)

Training Dates and Times:
Aug. 16, 17, 18 & 20 – 6 a.m., 6:30 a.m. or 7 a.m.
Aug. 19 – 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m.

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