FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Welcome to The Catalyst, our revamped IMD newsletter. The layout has changed, but the goal remains the same: to highlight the visionary and inspirational work happening every day here in the District.This is just one example of how we're changing the way we tell the story of one of the nation's largest urban medical districts.
IMD ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES
You've probably also noticed our new look. As we move forward with this new chapter, we thought it was important that our logo reflect the core values of the IMD, while celebrating our roots.
The new IMD logo proudly taps into the heritage of the City of Chicago. The rounded points provide a modern-day interpretation of the City's iconic star, with points of overlap representing collaboration among the healthcare innovators within the IMD.
Together, IMD partners accelerate discovery and commercialization that is reshaping the practice of medicine, generating prosperity for everyone. We're so thankful to have you all as partners. We look forward to big things in the second half of 2017 and beyond!
CTA BLUE LINE RENOVATION
The CTA has postponed the re-opening of the Damen entrance at the IMD Blue Line station. During the scheduled renovation, additional work was identified as having been caused by a storm last year. Early indications from the general contractor are that the station entrance will re-open in late summer or early fall. We will notify our IMD partners once a definitive date is provided. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mike Ivanovic, Project Manager with the CTA.
IMD BLUE LINE RENDERING
FOR HOSPITALS: CMS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
The following is from the HHS-ASPR TRACIE newsletter, and contains information related to the CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Update:
Due to the large number of speaking requests CMS has received regarding the final EP Rule, they are offering an additional learning session through the Medicare Learning Network.
During this session, CMS will provide an overview of the final rule and steps facilities can take to meet the training and testing requirements by the implementation date of November 15, 2017. This session is scheduled for April 27th from 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET. To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects Event Registration.
CMS Webinar on Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Tribal Healthcare Professionals:
Don't forget to check out the updated ASPR TRACIE CMS EP Rule: Resources at Your Fingertips document, where you can find links to resources applicable to a variety of providers and suppliers. Also, Yale New Haven Health System Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response recently updated their CMS EP Rule Crosswalk which maps the association between the CMS EP Rule Conditions of Participation and existing regulatory and accreditation standards.
CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. As adults, we are responsible for protecting children from abuse and recognizing when a child needs help. ChicagoCAC offers trainings and free resources to equip you to protect children, identify warning signs and take action to keep children safe. Learn more at ChicagoCAC.org/resources. And be sure to follow ChicagoCAC on Facebook for regular updates on keeping children safe.
MISSING PERSONS DAY EVENT
The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office will host a Missing Persons Day event on Saturday May 20, 2017. The goal of the event is to help families reconnect with missing loved ones.If you have any questions about the event, please contact Becky Schlikerman, Public Information Officer with the Cook County Bureau of Administration.