4/12 CMS Feedback Webex

The CMS Quality Improvement and Innovation Group is hosting a session with Medicare beneficiaries, families, caregivers, and advocates to gather information about healthcare quality improvement integration, gaps, and ideal outcomes, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 2pm EDT, which is 11am PDT.  You can join the Webex at https://mitre.webex.com/mw3100/mywebex/default.do?service=1&siteurl=mitre&nomenu=true&main_url=%2Fmc3100%2Fe.do%3Fsiteurl%3Dmitre%26AT%3DMI%26EventID%3D242824642%26UID%3D0%26Host%3DQUhTSwAAAAPoyDgLCLfLHjFHMF3xlLgEaTGbwbt46gcB7K653b4OYK3brFSWysdXI47I6qwFjY4ppqs-YZaENcrmcI4mHSBk0%26FrameSet%3D2%26MTID%3Dm346742cc4264be6c6281a1ac541e94d5 , meeting number or access code 634 491 197, password QIO12SoW.  Or you can call in to 877-668-4490.

You can get Webex help at http://help.webex.com/ .  The CMS QIIG is at https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/QualityImp rovementOrgs/Current.html .

SC Dec. Patient Support Groups

December 2016 Patient Support Group Meetings in southern California include:

  • 12/6 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County), Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in English 
  • 12/7 La Jolla (San Diego County), Scripps Liver/Kidney Support Group, in English 
  • 12/9 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County) Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in Spanish 
  • 12/10 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English 
  • 12/11 Playa Vista (LA County), Westside Kidney Support Group, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/14 Visalia (Tulare County), Valley Renal Support Group, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/17 Panorama City and Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/21 San Fernando (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/24 Santa Clarita (Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish 
  • 12/25 Glendale (LA County), Renal Support Network, in English 
  • 12/26 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English 

For details on the meeting, location, and who to call for more information, see http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/support-groups/ .  Meetings are listed by County on this web page.

For patient educational meetings, see the Patient Calendar link at the top of this page.

SC Nov. Patient Support Groups

November 2016 Patient Support Group Meetings in southern California include:

  • 11/1 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County), Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in English
  • 11/2 La Jolla (San Diego County), Scripps Liver/Kidney Support Group, in English
  • 11/9 Visalia (Tulare County), Valley Renal Support Group, in English and Spanish
  • 11/11 Loma Linda (San Bernardino County) Kidney/Pancreas Support Group, in Spanish
  • 11/12 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English
  • 11/13 Playa Vista (LA County), Westside Kidney Support Group, in English and Spanish
  • 11/19 Panorama City, Santa Clarita, and San Fernando (all Los Angeles County), Kidneys Quest Foundation, in English and Spanish
  • 11/27 Glendale (LA County), Renal Support Network, in English
  • 11/28 Lake Forest (Orange County), Saddleback Church Kidney Support Group, in English

For details on the meeting, location, and who to call for more information, see http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/support-groups/ . Note that meetings are sorted by County on this web page.

For patient educational meetings, see the Patient Calendar link at the top of this page.

NW 11/6 PKG Holiday Gathering

The Portland Kidney Group has provided a poster/flyer you can hang or distribute in your facility, providing details on their November 6, 2016 Patient Support Group Holiday Gathering.  In this final meeting of the year, coffee, tea, and kidney-friendly snacks will be free.  Find the poster at https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/nwrn.org/files/N/PKG1116.pdf .

PKG will not sponsor regularly scheduled patient support groups in 2017, though they will continue the traditions of their Patient Education Symposium in March along with a Young Adult Retreat, their  Wellness Fair and Summer Picnic in August, and their November Holiday Gathering.  If you’d like to volunteer to help PKG continue to offer their excellent patient support, call one of the folks listed on the poster above.