Tackling the Opioid Crisis: How CHIME is Taking Steps to Help Identify and Prevent Opioid Misuse and Addiction

In the fall of 2017, a terrible tragedy befell a close friend to many of us in the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). Ed Kopetsky, former chair of CHIME’s Board of Trustees and chief information officer of Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, lost his son, Tim, to an opioid overdose. A few of us at CHIME knew of Tim’s struggle with this devastating disease and of his valiant recovery — a recovery that was nearing its fifth year. One day, Tim received a call from a friend who had relapsed and overdosed. Tim went to the hospital, got the keys to his friend’s apartment to clean it. When he arrived at the apartment, he came in contact with heroin. The draw was too strong. He succumbed and died that evening.

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CHIME Opioid Action Center

710 Avis Drive, Suite 200
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

 

Phone: 1.734.665.0000

 

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