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ClMC's Dawn Sampson gives speech on telemedicine BY JUDY HIBBS Dawn Sampson, LCSW, Catalina Island Medical Center's Director of Social Services and Coordinator of the 2014 Health Fest, recently participated in an important panel discussion on Telemedicine at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Sampson has worked at the hospital in Avalon for over 25 years and was instrumental in establishing the medical center's telemedicine program. Sampson is also co-owner and CEO of TeleConnect Therapies, a tele- mental health partnership that was developed to meet the growing need for licensed mental health providers in California's rural communities. Sampson was Avalon High School valedictorian for the class of 1980. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Cal State Long Beach in 1985. Sampson completed her Masters in Social Work at USC in 2001 and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2005. Sampson has been providing clinical thera- py services to individuals, groups and families while continuing to expand CIMC's telemedicine net- work. Telemedicine helps keep peo- ple with chronic disease or ongo- ing conditions connected with specialists and consultants that they would otherwise not have access to. Telemedicine offers remote monitoring technology and communication with distant medical ;providers:. and-.-special-. ists. Photos and video connect patient with doctor across the miles. Diagnosis, treatments and tI00T00UO0000IsL00DO00R Founded in 1913 by Ernest Windle Publisher Vince Bodiford vince @thecatalinaislander'cm Editor Dennis Kaiser editr@thecatalinaislander'cm Advertising Jan Remy Office Assistant Kristy Throndson Business Office accounting@localnewspaperslorg Graphic Designer Christy Smith Multimedia Director Franco Te Dawn Sampson evaluations are done through a technology lifeline confidentially, quickly and without disruption. The goal is to expand access to quality healthcare using broad- band communications and health information technology especially in rural and medically under- served areas. Telemedicine reduces emer- gency room visits, prescription costs and can prevent some medi- cal complications. There is a higher degree of patient satisfaction in telemedi- cine, as good if not better than face to face medical visits. Telemedicine allows patients to from mainland medical special- ists, telemedicine saves time, money and energy. In a changing landscape of patient care telemed- icine can assist an aging popula- tion and allow "home health" to be a reality. In her presentation before the convention of the California Telehealth Network Sampson outlined Telemedicine from the Community Partners' Perspective. She spoke about how the Medical Center has worked with medical providers to determine the needs and potential referrals patients might have. CIMC currently offers psychia- try, endocrinology and pain man- agement consultations with spe- cialists at UCSD, the Department of Mental Health, and Psychiatric Medical Practitioners (a private psychiatry practice in Bakersfield). CIMC is also in negotiation with the VA to better serve island vet- erans through telemedicine. The West End Clinic in Two Harbors will soon be using telemedicine to connect to the Medical Group Office in Avalon. Sampson is a pioneer and a visionary in the field of telemedicine. She brings a level of professionalism and expe- rience to CIMC that was recog- nized by the 200 + attendees of the CTN Telemedicine Summit. Sampson invites anyone who has questions about telemedicine to attend the Thursday May 22 Health Fest on Crescent Avenue from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Information about CIMC and all of its services PET OF THE WEEK: Cookie Meet Cookie. Cookie showed up one day at the Buena Vista Hotel in Avalon. She apparently enjoyed her first stay because she seemed to move in on a per- menant basis. Cookie is affec- tionate to strangers and friends Prepare pet for Avalon license 635 CRESCENT AVENUE SUITE A AVALON, CA 90704 (310) 510-0500 FAX: (310) 510-2882 Postmaster: Send address changes to The Catalina Islander P.O. Box 428, Avalon, CA 90704 DEADLINES Calendar: Noon Monday I News: 5 p.m. Monday I Display Advertising: 2 p.m. Tuesday I Classified Advertising: Noon Tuesday I Legal/Public Notices: 5 p.m. Monday SUBSCRIPTIONS Send to One Year Subscription: Catalina .............................................. $39 Mainland ............................................ $48 Subscriptions via First Class Mail are available for $BO/year A Publication of CommunltyMedia Corporation. CATALINA ISLANDER (USPS 093 140) Acceptance under 39C, F.R. 3464 periodicals postage paid at Avalon, CA 90704 and other additional offices. Adjudication Decree No. 377598. Date of Adjudicatiom Oct. 4, 934 Exact Name of Newspaper as shown in the Petition for Adjudication: The Catalina Islander. Published weekly at 105 Madlla Avenue, #B Avalon, CA 90704. The entire contents of The Catalina Islander are copyrighted by The Catalina Islander. NO part may be repro- duced in any fashion without written consent of the publisher. This publication is printed almost entirely on recycled paper. Contents Copyright 2014 and Title Registered, Catalina Islander, Inc., All Rights Reserved.  PROUD MEMBER OF THE CALIFORNIA NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION Veterinarian Dr. Richard Denney will see dogs by appoint- ment only on Friday May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at the Animal Hospital of Catalina to give rabies shots and proof of vaccination tags. There are two additional shots that can be administered (DHLPP and Bordatella). These vaccines abe seen in a safe envir0nment at .and.,ptog[ams..wilL b=. available.., home, in a clinic or nearby hospi- along with low-cost or free medi- are nt"refftl'i'ted" By=laW, bur"are  tal. For Catalina Island patients cal tests and individual co0sulta- highly recommended for a healthy who are geographically isolated tiong." ; :: " " pet. The City of Avalon requires MOTH ER'S DAY BRUNCI SUNDAY, MAY ll - 9AM-SPM Join us for Mother's Day Brunch and bottomless mimosas. I RESERVATIONS AT OPENTABLE.COM AVALON GRILLE ,,o.,,o.,,,, VISITCATALINAISLAND.COI4 alike and tends to fit in at the hotel like a hand in a glove. Do you have a pet you would like featured in the Islander's Pet of the Week feature? Send information and photo by e-mail to editor@thecatali- all dogs to have a City of Avalon license that is renewed annually. To get a new or renewed dog license, pet owners must show proof of a recent rabies vaccina- tion. City law requires all dog own- ers be able to show the date of their pet's most recent rabies vaccina- tion and a current dog license. A voucher from the Catalina Island Humane Society for $5 gets an appointment and the vaccina- tion discount for pets and their owners. The rabies shot is only $6. DHLPP and Bordatella shots are being offered for $15. The total cost of the 3 shots would be $36 ($6 for rabies, $15 each for DHLPP and Bordatella). Photographer Jonathan Lopez captures a beautiful shot of of the casino. To see more of his work, visit 2 i Friday, May 9, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER