October 2016, N0.136


Welcome to the 2016-2017 CAHSLA association year. We look forward to an exciting year of networking, learning and serving our larger community of greater Cincinnati together as an organization dedicated to the advancement of the profession of health sciences librarianship/information management. We welcome back members continuing their support of CAHSLA through a renewed membership, and we look forward to welcoming new members.
Annual Membership Meeting
UC Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
September 21, 2016, 5:30-7:30 pm

Attendees: Don Jason, Amy Koshoffer, Lisa McCormick, Edith Starbuck, Jennifer Pettigrew, Regina Hartman, Jennifer Steinhardt, Emily Kean, Elaine Dean, Jennifer Heffron, Alex Herrlein, Brigid Almaguer, Peggy Frondorf, Cara Yurkkowsi, Melissa Previtera

The new CAHSLA year began at the University of Cincinnati's Henry Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, with a tour by Gino Pasi, the new Winkler Center Archivist. We learned about the Center's Cantagalli Jars, Mascagni Prints, and many other unique artifacts such as a glass eyeball collection. As with many archives, the Center has a huge backlog that needs to be processed. Before our tour we ate dinner and had a brief business meeting led by our new President, Don Jason. Amy Koshoffer volunteered to be on the Programming Committee, but we need more volunteers. Ideally, each Committee member would organize one event. Don already has several great ideas, including, an Oct/Nov meeting to network with another local library group (ex: Game Night at The Rook; Alex Herrlein volunteered to host a Game Night at Lloyd Library & Museum), Holiday Party at the Bearcat Lounge, and a Technology Forum. There will be a free NCBI Training Workshop Series in Kresge Auditorium, University of Cincinnati November 8-10th. Tell your researchers about it! Lisa McCormick announced that we need to choose a beneficiary organization for our annual winter holiday Children's Book Drive. Alex Herrlein announced that the Lloyd will host and exhibit, "A FotoFocus - It's a Trip” running October through January. We have over $2000 in our account as reported by Emily Kean. The next CAHSLA program will be sometime in October. Hope to see you there!

Jennifer Pettigrew, Secretary

Treasurer’s Report

 as of 6/22/2016 :
Membership Dues

Membership Dues

Membership Dues

Petty Cash Deposit

Petty Cash Withdrawal

Summer Picnic Meeting Costs

Donation (Schick – YMCA)

Membership Meeting Costs

as of 9/27/2016:
as of 6/22/2016 :

Checking Account Deposit
as of 9/27/2016:
as of 9/27/2016:


10 Regular (Paid)

1 Student (Paid)

14 Life Members

                                                  Emily Kean, Treasurer and Membership Committee Chair

Capturing Our History Before It's Gone Forever: An Oral History Project

The Christ Hospital Network Archives is working in conjunction with the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions at the University of Cincinnati to document the history of The Christ Hospital (and Cincinnati medicine in general) through oral histories. By speaking to people who have been there and implemented major changes and developments in the hospital's history, we are generating a unique historical view of the hospital for future generations to enjoy.

Dr. Bill Camm, retired internist with The Christ Hospital, has been working as our primary interviewer. With his help we have been able to film three prominent physicians affiliated with The Christ Hospital. These include Dr. A.W. Schreiner, an internist, founder of The Christ Hospital internal medicine residency program, and "the doctor's doctor"; Dr. John Pottschmidt, a gynecologist, former president of The Christ Hospital medical staff, and one of three ever amateur winners of the All-America Rose Selections; and Dr. Chuck Dunn, founder of the infectious disease department at The Christ Hospital and program director of the internal medicine residency program from 1990-2000. These men have told us the story of their lives including information such as their upbringing, what made them want to practice medicine, how they served their country during times of war, and how they came to have such an influence at The Christ Hospital.

Currently, only Dr. Schreiner's film is available for viewing through the UC Libraries website at: https://ucl.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/William+Schreiner+interviewed+by+William+Camm%2C+December+1%2C+2015+/1_5zwhq9z6. The other two interviews will be made accessible once their editing has been completed. It is our hope to continue to produce at least two or three interviews with the Winkler Center each year.

Jennifer Steinhardt, Archivist, The Christ Hospital Health Network 

Updates from Amy Koshoffer, Science Informationist at UC:
In August, we formed a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Learning Community. The goal of the community is to create a user-driven forum for novice and expert practitioners to come together and discuss tools, resources and solutions to questions and new projects that develop as researchers consider the spatial aspects of their data. Our first official meeting in September featured three presenters discussing projects as varied as GIS applications in the digital humanities, GPS data used to measuring changes in tropical forest land use and lastly how to access and use census data. We are hoping to recruit faculty, staff and students to present at future monthly meetings.

In September we heard the good news that a paper featuring research on modeling stakeholders’ needs, expectations and interactions with our institutional repository won the Best Research Paper award at the 2016 Requirements Engineering conference in Beijing, China. The paper was the result of collaborations of Dr. Nan Niu of the College of Engineering and the UC Scholar development team. For more on the award and the research done, visit the UC Libraries blog at:

In October, I will be traveling to the 2nd Midwest Data Librarian Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan.

On November 8th through 10th, the UC Health Sciences Library will host a five session NCBI workshop. For more information visit the workshop website - http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/sites/ncbi/


Cincinnati Children’s Edward L. Pratt Research Library is happy to introduce their Temporary Library Coordinator, Casey Blackmore, to the CAHSLA community.

A new resident to Cincinnati by way of Indiana, Casey Blackmore earned her Master’s of Library and Information Science from Indiana University, Bloomington. As a graduate student, Casey focused her degree on archives and special collections management and gained experience while working as the Lilly Library’s Manuscripts Assistant and processing collections at IU’s institutional archives.

She currently volunteers at the Greater Milford Area Historical Society as an archives assistant, in addition to her temporary position at the Edward L. Pratt Research Library. She is looking forward to expanding her skill set and background while at Cincinnati Children’s. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/casey-blackmore-b7b59988


Devhra BennettJones, Archivist at the Lloyd Library, is serving on the following:
· Chair of the Society of Ohio Archivists Awards Committee
· Co-Chair of the Society of American Archivists Mentoring Sub-Committee
· Member of the Society of Ohio Archivists 50th Anniversary Committee (1968-2018)

CAHSLA Colleagues Retirees News

From Barbarie Hill (retired Pratt Library, CCHMC): I've read and reviewed 21 books so far for the Festival of the Book event scheduled for next March 22-26 (http://vabook.org). Now that fall is here and all four of my book clubs are meeting again, I'm slowing down on the FOTB reading and trying to keep up with them. In October, I'll be taking a couple of weekend trips, one with my women's choir to Asheville, NC, where we'll meet and sing with other choirs from our area and one on the train to NJ to visit my granddaughter for her 5th birthday. It sure is easy to keep busy!


Gretchen Hallerberg, MLS, MS, AHIP, Library Director, Cleveland Clinic Floyd D. Loop Alumni Library, is retiring effective 10/15/16. Michelle Kraft, MLS, AHIP, Assistant Director, will be stepping into the position of Director upon Gretchen’s retirement. (Michelle was MLA President 2015-2016) 

OHSLA Fall Meeting  
Registration for The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) Fall 2016 Meeting is now open! It will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM in Columbus, Ohio at the State Library of Ohio, Boardroom. Ya-Ling Lu and Chris Belter of The National Institute of Health Library will be speaking on Providing Bibliometric Services in the Medical Libraries. This is a CE event with 4.0 CE contact hours awarded. Registration will close on Monday, October 10, 2016!

NCBI Database Trainings
The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library is partnering with The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) to provide a series of workshops for researchers on a number of databases housed within the NCBI domain.

Attend virtually or in person. The workshops will be held November 8th-10th 2016 in the Kresge Auditorium at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Each workshop will be 3 hours long and will be facilitated by NCBI experts and trainers.

Workshop topics include:

Practical Guide to NCBI Blast
Accessing Genomes, Assemblies and Annotation Products
Accessing NCBI Human Variation and Medical Genetics Resources
Exploring Gene Expression Information at the NCBI
Principles of PubChem

Each workshop is free and open to the public, so please feel free to share this information with the researchers at your institution, friends and colleagues. We are extremely excited about these workshops and we hope you will be as well. More information about the workshops, registration, and the NCBI expert trainers can be found at http://libapps.libraries.uc.edu/sites/ncbi/.

Please join us virtually or in person in November!

Edith Starbuck, MLS

Associate Information Services Librarian
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library
University of Cincinnati Libraries 

Free Webinar. Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed
On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2pm - 3pm (Eastern Time), the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) will present "Insider's Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed"
Want to do more with PubMed?
Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want? Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don't know where to start?

Join us for the first in the Insider's Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider's Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Where: Online via WebEx

Register at: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e66901abddbe53c933ed00d61916b3fa5
For more information see: https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/classes.html
Questions? Contact us at: https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/contact 

Rebecca Brown
Training Development Specialist
NN/LM Training Office
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah 801-587-5673

The region's largest book festival, takes place on Saturday October 15 from 10 am - 4 pm at the Cinergy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. "The mission of Books by the Banks is to entertain and enrich the lives of people in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The organization works throughout the year to present and promote authors, while celebrating the joy of literacy and lifelong learning through reading and writing." The event is free and open to the public and "features national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family to enjoy." 

FotoFocus 2016 at the Lloyd Library and Museum
From the Lloyd's website “We are excited to announce that the Lloyd Library and Museum is partnering with the Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) to participate in FotoFocus 2016! The theme is "It's a Trip."  Submitted art works must be based on research conducted at the LLM in the travel photography records of the Lloyd brothers and library founder, Curtis Gates Lloyd. Their travel photography captured scientific data, daily life, and work.”

Call for MLA Midwest Chapter, Conference Planning Team Mary Schleicher and I are co-chairmen for the 2018 Midwest MLA Chapter Conference. Ohio is the host state, and Cleveland is the conference site. The meeting will be held 10/5-10/9/18 at the Westin Hotel, Cleveland, OH. Clare Leibfarth and Bette Sydelko were part of the site selection committee and have consented to mentor us in the planning process. Bette Sydelko was the 2008 Ohio conference co-chair and Clare is the Midwest MLA annual meeting committee chairman. Jessica DeCaro is chairing the Vendor participation. Holly Kimborowicz is working with Hospitality. We have will be needing people to work with communications, marketing, continuing education, registration, finances, facilities co-ordination, event planning, local resource services, etc. Please let Mary Schleicher schleim@ccf.org or myself harnegm@ccf.org know if you are interested and how we can contact you. We will need many helpers so please throw your hat in the ring and say “yes”! 
                         Reprinted with permission from the OHSLA Voice.      Mary Pat Harnegie

October is National Medical Librarians Month
“Many health professionals rely on Dr. Google or Wikipedia when searching for health information. Use the NMLM marketing materials this October and all year long to remind your institution's administrators, practitioners, researchers, and students that you are their best bet when searching for health information!” 

Life-Saving Librarian, Narcan Prevent Overdose Death According to librarian Kitty Yancheff, “It was a typical busy Tuesday afternoon on Aug. 2 when she noticed a man slumped over in a chair at a computer station by the Bayside library’s central desk. Sleeping is not allowed in the library, she explained, so she went over to wake the man up. Yancheff said he didn’t respond to her repeated attempts to rouse him in an increasingly louder tone, even when she banged on a table and his chair. Then Yancheff saw the sweat pouring from the back of the man’s head. He was limp and gurgling, his lips beginning to turn blue. Yancheff got her Narcan kit.”

Meet the "Human Google" at the New York Public Library “The local library is a great place to fill your summer reading list for free. But it also remains a vital source for research. And in an era of online searches, librarians at the New York Public Library are still the most- trusted source.”

Few Seniors Use Online Health-Care Information or Resources
A recent post on MedlinePlus highlighted the findings from a survey published the Journal of the American Medical Association published on August 2. “The study, which surveyed thousands of Medicare patients, found that only 5 percent to 8 percent were going online to fill prescriptions, deal with health insurance or communicate with their doctors. And only 16 percent were searching for health information online.” One of the authors, Kavita Patel, MD stated, “This study shows we can't make assumptions about people's use of digital technology."

For Each Hour of Clinical Time, Docs Spend Two on Desk Work
Researchers monitored 57 U.S. physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, and orthopedics for a total of 430 hours over 5 weeks in 2015, applying a time-and-motion methodology to this direct-observation study. The study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that the physicians in the study spent 27% of their total daily time on direct clinical face time with patients and 49.2% on health records and desk work. While in the examination room, the physicians dedicated 52.9% of their time to face-face interactions, and 37% to records and desk work. In addition, 21 physicians who kept regular after-hour diaries reported a mean 1.5 work hours daily, mostly on health record tasks. Source: Mercy East Medical Staff Update September 11, 2016

What Happened to Doctors and Golf?
For a lot of people, it seems that doctors go through life with a stethoscope in one hand and a golf club in the other. Golf Digest used to run a ranking of the “Top 250 Golfer Doctors in America” last issued in 2007. In reality, very few physicians find the time to be able to hit the golf course these days, especially young ones. Golf Digest found that less than 80,000 of America's 885,000 physicians played golf more than once per month in 2007. Of the top 100 golfer docs, 15 were orthopedic surgeons. The greatest theatrical depiction of the doctor golfer was Dan Resin as “Dr. Beeper” in the movie Caddyshack (1980), shown frequently on the Golf Channel. Source: Mercy East Medical Staff Update September 11, 2016

Down and Out in the Pew – “Syncope Sunday” You can set your watch on Sunday morning in the emergency department by the local church schedules, anticipating the usual cases of “church syncope” or vasovagal episodes relating to age, deconditioning, prolonged standing and the “up and down” on empty stomachs. Talking with some local clergy, weddings are a big source of fainting spells. A retrospective matched control study titled “O come all ye faithful: a study on church syncope” in the Medical Journal of Australia found the hospital admission rate for syncope in church (22.6%) much lower than syncope in other locations (46.8%). 

A Brief History of Hospitals in Greater Cincinnati
Sisters of Charity open St. John’s Hospital for Invalids opens (1852)

Founding of Jewish Hospital in West End (1854)

Founding of St. Mary’s Hospital (1858) Franciscan Sisters of the Poor

The civil war era Marine Hospital is purchased, refurbished and named The Hospital of the 
Good Samaritan (1866)

Hospital of the Protestant Episcopal Church converted a three-bedroom house into a hospital in Walnut Hills devoted to serving children (1884) moved to building on Mason Street (1887)

Founding of St. Francis Hospital (1889)

Jewish Hospital opens on Burnett Avenue (1890)

Mercy Hamilton first opens in a residence (1892)

Christ Hospital opens on Auburn Avenue (1893)

Medical College of Ohio (1819) becomes part of UC (1896) teaching hospital named General Hospital

Bethesda Oak Hospital started (1898)

Deaconess Hospital opens in Clifton (1903)

Mercy Hamilton Hospital building opens (1904)

Highland District Hospital founded (1914)

Good Samaritan Hospital opened at Clifton location (1915)

New General Hospital completed in Clifton (1915) with 25 buildings on 65 acres – segregating the patients based on their communicable disease so that the building could be razed if over infection

The Children's Hospital moved to a new 200-bed facility on Burnett near the College of Medicine and established an academic affiliation with the college (1926)

Cincinnati Children’s opens first building dedicated to pediatric research in the U.S. (1931)

Our Lady of Mercy Mariemont opens (1942) by Sisters of Mercy

Brown County Hospital opens in Georgetown (1952)

Dearborn County Hospital opens (1959)

Highland District Hospital moves to current location (1962)

Shriners open 7-bed burn unit in the Cincinnati General Hospital (1964) moves to 30-bed Shriner Hospital for Children (1968) second pediatric burn hospital in the nation

Bethesda North Hospital opens (1972)

Clermont Mercy Hospital opens (1973)

General Hospital becomes University of Cincinnati Hospital (1977)

Mercy Hospital Fairfield opens (1978)

St. Francis Hospital closed, merges with St. George (1981)

Mercy Hospital Anderson opens (1984)

Our Lady of Mercy Mariemont closes (1989)

Shriners Hospital for Children moves to current location on Burnett (1992) burn and spina bifida care

Mercy Health System Cincinnati Region forms (1993)

Health Alliance forms (1994) Jewish Hospital Joins Health Alliance (1997)

TriHealth established (1995)

Jewish Hospital closes Burnet Ave location and moves to Kenwood (1997)

St. Elizabeth joins Catholic Health Partners on trial basis (1998)

Bethesda Oak closes (1999)

Mercy Health acquires Western Hills and Mt. Airy Hospitals from Franciscans (1999)

Mercy Hospital Hamilton closes (2001)

University Pointe Surgical Hospital in West Chester opens (2005)

TriHealth opens Arrow Springs Medical Center (2006)

Atrium Medical Center (former Middletown Regional Hospital opens (2007)

Adams County Hospital moves to new location in Seaman (2007)

Cincinnati Children’s opens Liberty Falls location (2008)

Mercy opens Mt. Orab Medical Center (2009)

UC Health forms from disbandment of the Health Alliance (2009)

West Chester Hospital opens (2009) adds OB services (2015)

Jewish Hospital joins Mercy Health (2010)

Fort Hamilton joins Kettering network (2010)

Deaconess Hospital exits inpatient business (2010)

Mercy Western Hills and Mercy Mt. Airy close, Mercy West Hospital opens (2013)

Mercy Health signs affiliation agreement with Adams County Regional Medical Center (2013)

Beckett Springs Hospital (behavioral health) opens in West Chester (2013)

Mercy Health opens Rookwood Medical Center (2013)

Brown County Hospital / Southwest Regional Medical Center closes (Sept 2014)

LifeCare opens LTAC at Fort Hamilton Hospital (2014)

Christ Hospital opens $50 million outpatient facility in Montgomery (2015)

McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital (Oxford) affiliates with TriHealth (2015)

Dearborn County Hospital (Lawrenceburg, IN) affiliates with TriHealth (2015)

Jewish Hospital Tower Opens (July 2016)

Mercy Anderson Hospital Tower Opens (October 2016)

Source: Mercy East Medical Staff Update September 11, 2016

Funny and Bizarre ICD-10 Codes · V97.33 Sucked into a jet engine
· V91.07XA Burn due to water-skis on fire, initial encounter
· W61.33 Pecked by a chicken
· Y92.241 Hurt at the library
· Z63.1 Problem in relationship with in-laws
· Y93 Injury due to activity, knitting
· Y93.E2 Injury due to activity, laundry
· W60 Contact with sharp leaves
· W220.2XD Walked into lamppost, subsequent encounter
· R46.1 Bizarre personal appearance

Dictation Bloopers

  • Forgetfulness headache 
  • She is followed by an orthopedic specialust 
  • Patient is a retired secretory 
  • Discharge status: Alive but without my permission 
  • Patient alert and unresponsive 
  • Large brown stool ambulating in the hall 
  • Patient has two teenage children, but no other abnormalities 
  • Admitted with acute onset of cigarettes abdominal pain 
  • He smokes two packs of whiskey per day 
  • Patient is encouraged to dehydrate 
  • She was mocked by a car and brought to ER unconscious 
  • Pneumonia of the left femur 
  • Patient may go off the floor only if she is a nurse 
  • Her stomach showed 3+ edema up to the knees 
  • Seen by Dr. Wash hands while in the hospital with hernia repair planned 

Final Thought
“The idea that physicians could know more about a person than he or she could know about him or herself has only gained traction in the last century and comes partly from the invention of gadgets such as the stethoscope, the reflex hammer and the blood pressure cuff which reveal truths only to those of us skilled in their use.”   Dr. Abraham Verghese, an internist, author, professor of medicine Stanford University and champion of physical diagnosis