>>MEDICAL INTERPRETERS are available in hundreds of languages to provide round-the-clock language and cultural services to patients and caregivers. When physicians bypass interpreter services for limited English proficiency patients, they do so at their own peril. [MORE>>]
– 86 medical staff and nine staff members were introduced to new Medical Staff officers at an April 15 Medical Staff General Meeting. The attendees also heard from Vice Chief of Staff Geoff Rubin, who is leaving Stanford (see related article) and from newly elected Vice Chief of Staff Ann Weinacker. Leaders discussed hospital issues, and also on the agenda was a briefing on advocacy activities from longtime Medical Staff member Tanya Spirtos, trustee to the California Medical Association [MORE>>].
(above left) – Spirtos is seen after the presentation chatting with internist Paul Ford. The heart of the meeting may have been the opportunity for staff members, long-time and new, to interact and socialize over food and drink. (above right) – Retired faculty surgeon Harry Oberhelman, standing, talks with faculty transplant surgeon Waldo Concepcion. (photos by: Norbert von der Groeben)