Congratulations to Dr. Frank LoVecchio, Vice Chair for Research, on being named as one of the 100 top doctors in the valley by Phoenix Magazine. Dr. LoVecchio is a research expert, well-published, an expert in medical toxicology, and an expert clinician. We are all lucky to have him as a teacher at Maricopa! (link)
Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Stowell on his receipt today of the Maricopa Emergency Medicine Impact Award. This award is provided to those who, through personal initiative and motivation, make a specific impact on the department. Dr. Stowell received this award for his dedication and vision in adding advanced practice providers to our emergency department team. Congratulations, Dr. Stowell!
Chief Residents Christian Dameff and Nicole Hodgson, accompanied by Maricopa's new Arizona ACEP Representative Guy Raz and attending Dr. Brad Butler, took to the hill this past month alongside hundreds of emergency physicians across the country to advocate for our patients and our specialty. Along with attending lectures from congressmen and experts on healthcare policy, attendees had individual meetings with their representatives at the Capitol to discuss topics ranging from liability reform to the current status of the hotly-debated new healthcare bills. Maricopa's residents are proud to hold a voting position on AzCEP's board and to work with emergency medicine leaders across Arizona to enact both state-level and national change for the benefit of our patients.
Congratulations to Dr. Kara Geren and Dr. Kimberly Chea on their recent Maricopa Medical Foundation grant!
We have recently been awarded a grant from the Maricopa Medical Foundation which will help fund our efforts to develop an Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution program, the first hospital-based program in Arizona. We will be launching a pilot program that allows physicians to prescribe take home naloxone kits to patients at risk for opiate overdose. Part of this pilot will study the efficacies of different educational interventions: written pamphlet vs. video education. This project has been a dedicated effort among many people including fellow resident Ashley Carter, ED pharmacists Aimee Mishler and Dan Hays, as well as our community partner, Haley Coles from Sonoran Prevention Works.
"Are you ready to train in a program tailored to excellence to help you develop as a leader in emergency medicine? Accept nothing but the best–as do we–from yourself and our program."
– Dr. Michael Epter, Program Director