TeleECHO Clinic is held on : 2nd and fourth Wednesday of each month, 12:00 pm- 1:15 pm (MST) For more information contact us at: minerswellnessecho@salud.unm.edu
Why create the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic? A critical need exists for skilled multidisciplinary rural teams of professionals involved in the care of coal miners, uranium industry workers, and nuclear weapons workers.
Who created the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic? Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic was created as a result of collaboration between Project ECHO at UNM and the Southwest Mining Health Center of Excellence. The Southwest Mining Health Center of Excellence involves a novel community-university partnership in the Southwestern U.S., between a small rural hospital – Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, Raton, NM; and its academic partner – University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM. The mission of the Center of Excellence  is executed by providing a community-based forum for clinical care, scientific research, education, collaboration and advocacy. Link to the Center’s website: http://theamericanminer.org/
Mission Statement: The mission of the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic is to improve the wellness of coal miners, uranium industry workers, and nuclear weapons workers by tele-mentoring professionals involved in their care.
Target Audience: The target audience includes clinical providers (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and nurse practitioners), respiratory therapists, lawyers, benefits counselors, policy makers, and home health company professionals.
Goal: Using the ECHO model, the goal of the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic is to improve the quality of care delivered to coal miners, uranium industry workers, and nuclear weapons workers in the primary target states of New Mexico, Utah Wyoming, and Montana and beyond, by mentoring multidisciplinary teams of professionals in rural communities involved in the care of these workers.
Objectives: The objectives of the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic are to: 1.) enhance the competencies of individual professionals caring for miners; 2.) establish multidisciplinary teams of professionals; and 3.) provide a support network for professionals, thereby decreasing their isolation and improving their satisfaction.
Impact: The impact of Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic’s activities will involve: 1.) improvement in the multidimensional care offered to miners, via an increase in the number of skilled professional workforce members and 2.) establishment of a sustainable telementoring model for miners’ wellness that may be applicable to other rural communities.
Resources:
Miners’ Wellness Case Presentation Template
Donations to support educational activities at the Miners’ Wellness TeleECHO Clinic can be made to UNM Foundation. Please contact Ken at Kenneth.Thompson@unmfund.org

STAFF


Akshay Sood

Akshay Sood, MPH, MD

Prof., Div. of Pulmonary &
Critical Medicine; Miners Colfax Medical
Center Chair in Mining-related Lung Diseases,
UNM SOM
Asood@salud.unm.edu

Charles L. Pollard

Black Lung Coordinator,
Miners’ Colfax Medical Center
Phone: 575-445-4546
cpollard@minershosp.com

Kyla R. LeSeur, RRT

Director, Pulmonary Function Test Lab, UNM Hospitals
Lead Faculty, NM National Inst. for
Occupational Safety and Health Spirometry Training Program krlesuer@salud.unm.edu

Rachelle Rochelle, MPA

Clinic Operations Manager
Office: 505-925-4755
rrochelle@salud.unm.edu
Stephen

Stephen Murillo, BA

TeleECHO Clinic Coordination Team Lead
Office: 505-925-0726
minerswellnessecho@salud.unm.edu
Nour

Nour Assad, MD

Lead Faculty, University of New Mexico Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Phone: 505 272-4751
nassad@salud.unm.edu
Bruce

Bruce Wissore, JD, PhD

Culley and Wissore, Clinical Assistant Professor
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
wissoreb@htc.net
Diane

Diane G Johnson

RESEP Program Coordinator, University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Phone: 505-272-4672
DGJohnson@salud.UNM.edu
Sarah

Sarah Salvesen

Program Director
NOWCAP Black Lung Clinics
Phone: 307-672-0046
blsheridan@bresnan.net
Diane

Jolene Walker RN, BS

Vice President of Operations
Critical Nurse Staffing, LLC
Jolene.Walker@cnscares.com
Brian

Brian Soller, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology
University of New Mexico
bsoller@unm.edu