Monthly Archives: July 2017

WA-ENA Receives WA-ACEP Guardian of EM Award

Foley, DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, CEN, President of the WA-Emergency Nurses Association, accepted the 2017 Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award on behalf of her chapter. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond the norm to protect the safety net of emergency medicine, improve the quality of patient care delivery, and work to support the efforts of WA-ACEP.

WA-ACEP values the WA-ENA’s partnership as we explore solutions to emergency care delivery. In these times of ever growing challenges of boarding and crowding, dangerous understaffing, and sicker patients, their dedication and support to the emergency care safety net is making the difference.

Past Recipients

2015: Carol Ostrom, The Seattle Times; and Sean Robinson, Tacoma News Tribune
2013: Tim Layton, JD, MPA and Susie Tracy
2012: The Honorable Eileen Cody; Stephen Anderson, MD; and Nathan Schlicher, MD, MBA, JD

Jobe Recognized During Summit to Sound

 Kathleen A. Jobe, MD, FACEP, received the 2017 Nancy Auer Meritorious Achievement Award April 28 during the Summit to Sound meeting. The award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond the norm in emergency medicine to improve the quality of patient care and support the efforts of the chapter. As a long-time member of the Washington State EMS and Trauma Council and a driving force behind the creation of the Cardiac and Stroke Trauma Action Committee, Dr. Jobe helped crystallized a statewide approach to the rapid identification and appropriate triage of cases. Her leadership impacted the state, our practice, and our patients.

Dr. Jobe is an attending physician in the University of Washington Medical Center’s Emergency Department (UWMC ED) and an associate professor of medicine in the Division of Emergency Medicine. She served as medical director of the UWMC ED from 2003-2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Colorado, Boulder and her M.D. from the University of Colorado, Denver. She completed residency in internal medicine at University of Washington. She then worked as an attending physician in the Harborview ED. from 1989-1994, then moved to UW. She is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and is a past-president of the Washington ACEP chapter.

She served as the chair of the Emergency Cardiac and Stroke TAC for the state of Washington from 2007-2014. She is the chief medical officer for WA1-DMAT and Deputy Regional CMO for Region X (WA, AK, ID, MT) for the National Disaster Medical System within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Previous winners of the Nancy Auer Award are Drs. Jim Narnia, MD, FACEP (2016); Marv Wayne, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA (2015); Ted Walkley, MD, FAAP, FACEP (2013); and Cindy Markus, MD, FACEP (2012).

Suicide Prevention CME Available Oct. 13

Due to legislation passed in 2015, medical professionals, including physicians and physician assistants, are now required to complete a one-time, six-hour training related to recognizing suicide risks in patients.

The training must be taken by the end of the first full CME reporting period after January 1, 2016 or during the first full CME reporting period after initial licensure, whichever is later. For example, if an MD’s reporting period expires in 2016 he/she will have until their birthday in 2020 to take the training. If a PA’s reporting period expires in 2016 he/she will have until their birthday in 2018 to take the training.

The Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) is offering training that meets the CME requirement Friday, Oct. 13 at the Seattle Airport Hilton. The training is free for WSMA members and PI insureds. The cost for others is $150. Register here. The training will be held in conjunction with the WSMA Annual Meeting and House of Delegates.

Learn more about the CME requirement

See a list of approved training programs