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November 2014 Spectrum

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Spectrum IN THIS ISSUE November 2014 Preparedness Efforts: Ebola Virus Disease Since August, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has been preparing for the unlikely event that someone suspected of having Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) presents at our hospital, medical center, community group practices or outpatient facilities. While the EVD epidemic in West Africa—which began in December 2013 and has since affected more than 10,000 people—is the most widespread in history, in the U.S., only a handful of transmissions to medical workers have occurred to date. "ere has been a lot of work going on since this summer to mobilize our preparedness efforts, but obviously when the first patient was treated here in the United States, things accelerated," says Andrew Villanueva, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center. "Given our extensive preparations, I am confident we are ready to take the appropriate action should an Ebola patient ever present at one of our facilities. e (continued on page 12) At the 2014 Service Awards receptions in October, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center honored its colleagues who are celebrating milestone anniversaries. About 50 colleagues who have been at Lahey for 25 or more years, at five-year increments, attended the Service Awards Dinner on October 23. Joanne Conroy, MD, CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, opened by thanking our longest- serving colleagues for their years of dedication. "As a relatively new member of the Lahey family, I feel fortunate to get to stand up here and thank all of you, who have spent a career here, for all you have done for patients and Lahey," said Conroy. "I admire your dedication and respect your expertise. You deserve to be celebrated." Conroy talked about Leonard Zinman, Honoring Our Colleagues (continued on page 8) 2 CEO Q&A 3 Pharmacy Savings 4 LDCT Lung Screening 4 Peabody 20th Anniversary 5 BPCI Update 6 Pumpkin Carving 7 DAISY Awards 12 Lahey Learning 14 Honoring Choices 15 Epic Training Colleagues celebrating 35 years of service at the Service Awards Dinner on October 23.

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