Lake County, IL
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File #: 20-0754    Version: 1 Name: Medical Director's Report
Type: GC Agenda Item Status: GC Medical Director's Report
File created: 5/28/2020 In control: Lake County Community Health Center Governing Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/9/2020
Title: Medical Director's Report - Dr. Zun
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Medical Director's Report - Dr. Zun

Physical Health
Provider Collaboration
* During this challenging time, there has been fairly frequent communications with providers. These communications include one-on-one provider meetings, weekly email updates, monthly All Provider COVID-19 Updates and Agency Response sessions, and monthly All Provider Question and Answer sessions.
* Dr. May Hassib is leaving LCHD/CHC on July 17, 2020. She has been a respected provider since 2008 and at one point served the health department as Interim Medical Director and Regional Medical Director. We have begun to interview candidates for her position.

Clinic Operations
* The patient volume has decreased in the Respiratory Illness Clinic (RIC) and COVID-19 Telehealth service since the Waukegan Testing Center came online. We continue to make daily and weekly staffing changes to best utilize our resources.
* Some of the staff working in COVID-19 services have been redeployed to the Zion clinic in order to meet patient need.
* Wellness calls to patients who have not been to our clinics in a while are rolling out. The plan is to contact as many of our patients as possible to determine how they are faring during COVID-19 and answer their questions and concerns.

External Relations
* Chicago Medical School has offered to have 30 or so students do contact tracing over the summer.
* Discussions with the other Rosalind Franklin University schools to provide students for contact tracing on a longer-term basis are ongoing.

* Quality improvement activities and preparation for The Joint Commission visit has taken a renewed focus.

Behavioral Health
Provider Collaboration
* A new psychiatrist, Dr. Sue Lin, is scheduled to start as a 0.8 FTE at Midlakes on June 22, 2020.

Clinic Operations
* We are continuing with remote care for all patients. Visits have been primarily phone appointments, but steadily increasing Zoom video appointments.
* Lab results and medication injections r...

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