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Harris Health System honors all of our physicians for your dedicated and compassionate care for our community.
History of National Doctors' Day: National Doctors' Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its' citizens. The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors' Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. On October 30, 1990, following overwhelming approval by the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, President George Bush signed S.J. RES. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as "National Doctor's Day."
Medical Staff Update 
Annual Mandatory Education
Annual Provider Training for all Medical Staff (Faculty, Advanced Practice Professionals, Residents, Fellows and Students) at Harris Health must be completed yearly in order to adhere with regulatory requirements. The annual training began March 1, 2022 with a completion deadline of May 31, 2022. 
The training curriculum is completed online via Harris Health’s Learning Management System (LMS), SABA. Please allow 2-3 hours to complete. New for 2022 is the option to complete this training from your mobile device. 
Individuals that do not meet the deadline will have their Epic inactivated, and they cannot provide any patient care at Harris Health including supervision of House Staff. 
For more information on how to access the training, please contact:

Quality & Patient Safety Update
What are Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)?
Patient Safety Indicators are measured and tracked at Harris Health to help assess the quality and safety of care for adults in the hospital. 
Patient Safety Indicators: 
  • Are a set of measures developed at the national level by AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).
  • Can be used to help hospitals and healthcare organizations assess, monitor, track, and improve the safety of inpatient care. 
  • Can be used for comparative public reporting, trending, and pay-for-performance initiatives. 
  • Can identify potentially avoidable complications that result from a patient’s exposure to the healthcare system. 
  • Include hospital-level indicators to detect potential safety problems that occur during a patient’s hospital stay and are publicly available.
  • Include risk adjustment where appropriate.
  • Evidence reveals most PSIs are preventable.

Physician Efficiency Tips 
Create a SmartPhrase from text you type.
  1. While charting, type the text you want to save as a SmartPhrase. Make sure the text doesn't include any patient-specific information, so you can reuse it for other patients. You can create a SmartPhrase anywhere you see this toolbar:  

  2. Select the text and click 

  3. In the SmartPhrase Editor, enter a short, intuitive name for your SmartPhrase in the Name field. This is the name you'll type to insert the SmartPhrase in a note. You can't include spaces or symbols in the name.
    Preface the name with your initials so you can find it easily.    

  4. Enter a summary of your SmartPhrase in the Description field. 

    When you search for your SmartPhrase, this description appears in the results after the SmartPhrase name. If you leave the description blank, the beginning of the SmartPhrase text appears.

  5. Click Accept to save and close your new SmartPhrase.

  6. To use your SmartPhrase in a note or letter, type a period immediately followed by the SmartPhrase name. Press the Spacebar to insert your SmartPhrase in the note. 

Physician Kudos
Ben Taub Hospital
“I had an amazing team all through my stay. The doctors where so good, especially Doctor Connell and Doctor Zhang. The nurses were so good. They all are amazing people. I hope to come back for my next baby.”
—BT 3B Newborn and Obstetrics Unit 
​Phillip Connell, MD​Yingao Zhang, MD
 Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
“The doctor that I had, she was excellent. She listened. She was very compassionate. We need more doctors like her. Your staff has excellent doctors. Thank you. Have a nice day.”
— LBJ Emergency Center
​Rachel C. Bower, MD

Gulfgate Health Center
“My appointment with Dr. Le went incredible well, he is one of the best doctors I've ever seen, he listened to every question and concern I had, gave me easy to understand answers and he made sure I was well taken care of before the appointment ended, he went way beyond I expected, definitely recommend him.”
— Gulfgate Health Center 
​Hai Le, MD

 ​Thank you for your service!