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May 21
5/21/20 - Operations Update

Welcome to the MAY 21, 2020 update on UW Ob-Gyn departmental operations. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW TODAY?

As we look ahead to gradual reopenings, there are crucial lessons to be learned from responses and management in health care settings. In the New Yorker, Atul Gawande shares suggestions for a combined approach to safe reopening. Read Amid the Coronavirus Crisis, a Regimen for Reentry.

CLINICAL

  • UW Health will send a communication to referring providers letting them know that operations are returning to normal and non-essential clinical activities are ramping back up. As part of that communication, they plan to include a link to patient testimonials and stories from people who have come in for visits or procedures in the last couple weeks.
    • If you have worked with a patient in the last couple weeks who you think would have a good testimonial, please get in touch with Kara Mulligan!
  • Dr. Williams, Dr. Barroilhet and Dr. Kushner provided an update on industry recommendations, clinical safety, and ramping up clinical research on the Women’s Healthcast – listen to their interviews now!

TELEHEALTH:

Shared/split video visits will be billed the same as an inpatient shared/split visit.  Both providers will document their portion and the visit would be billed under the MD/DO. 

EDUCATION

VIRTUAL DEPARTMENT MEETING:

Our last Virtual Department Meeting is next Thursday, May 28. Join us to hear an SMPH State of the Union update from UW SMPH Dean Robert Golden, MD (watch on WebEx, 8:00am)

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT:

  • Don’t miss a webinar from the National Institutes of Health on Culturally Aware Mentorship! Wednesday, May 27, 2-3pm:
    • ​Presented by Dr. Angela Byars-Winston, UW–Madison and Dr. Sherilynn J. Black, Duke University, the webinar will cover the relevance of cultural awareness to effective mentorship, practical example and resources on culturally aware mentorship for mentors and mentees, and more.

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

At the end of the Virtual Department Meeting on May 21, people from across UW Ob-Gyn shared their latest impulse and guilty pleasure purchases. Ahh, retail therapy. A tried-and-true stress management technique!

You can find resources to support mental and physical resilience on the UW Ob-Gyn Wellness Committee resources page. 

XO, Laurel

UW Health COVID-19 / UW-Madison COVID-19 Plans and Response / U.S. CDC / Wisconsin DHS

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