NW18 <3/23 More Floods

Another strong storm, expected to be the largest and wettest so far this season, is expected to create danger of flash floods and mudslides in much of Southwestern California between March 20 and March 23, 2018.

In Santa Barbara County, mandatory evacuations have been ordered west of Goleta and east of Santa Barbara, and residents east of Santa Maria have been told to prepare for evacuation if necessary.  Exact evacuation areas are mapped at https://sbc-gis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=0d9fc497afef4aec86ccb4d6a6068161.

National Weather Service Hazardous Weather announcements:

Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know as soon as possible.  Contact Eileen Rhodes at 888-268-1539 or ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net, and also fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298.

NW18 1/30 CCCC Palliative Care Webinar

CCCC will present a January 30, 2018 webinar on Adding Palliative Care Services to Your Hospice License in California as allowed by new California law SB294.  The webinar will be free to members of CCCC and partner organizations.  For details and to register, see https://mailchi.mp/coalitionccc/upcoming-education-opportunities-from-cccc-743973.

11/14 NW18 JBF San Diego Benefit

The John Brockington Foundation will present their 16th Annual Pro Athletes for Life Gala November 14, 2017 in San Diego.  The event celebrates organ and tissue donation and the San Diego kidney and transplant communities, with proceeds to the Foundation’s patient education and patient assistance funds.  For more information on the event and the Foundation, see http://www.johnbrockingtonfoundation.org/ .

10/22 NW18 ANNA/NANT Renal Update

ANNA, NANT, and NKF will collaborate to present an October 22, 2017 Annual Renal Update 2017 in Irvine CA.  Sessions will include Interventional Radiology and the HD Access, Preventing & Reporting BSI, From Battling Burnout to Finding Joy, Understanding Technology, Friendly Renal Meals, Transplantation, and Outpatient AKI.  Register by October 12, 2017.  Breakfast and lunch are included in the conference fee, and seven contact hours will be given.  For full details see https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/18RenalUpdate1017.pdf .