Welcome to South Austin Hospital. New Physician Orientation. Mission and Values Because I Care Service Initiative Overview of Hospital Patient Services Admissions & Scheduling Case Management & Core Measures HIM & Quality Cancer Registry, Tumor Board, and Educational Programs
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New Physician Orientation
Because I Care Service Initiative
Overview of Hospital
Admissions & Scheduling
Case Management & Core Measures
HIM & Quality
Cancer Registry, Tumor Board, and Educational Programs
ID Badge, Parking, Door Access, and other miscellaneous info
Safety and Infection Control
Physician Relations & Marketing
Physician Roster by Specialty
To provide exceptional care to every patient every day with a spirit of warmth, friendliness, and personal pride.South Austin Hospital
Integrity: Be honest and do what you say
Compassion: Be sympathetic to the needs of others
Accountability: Take ownership for how actions impact outcomes
Respect: Value the rights of others and accept differences
Excellence: Take personal pride in exceeding expectations
Cardiac Cath Labs (Invasive Cardiology)
Cardiovascular & Heart Center
Neuro/Ortho/Renal Surgical Ctr.
Diabetes Patient Education Program
Nursery Levels I & II
Post Partum Med Surg
3 North (Observation Unit)
3 Central (Med Surg/Tele)
4 Central (Cardiac/Tele)
PCU (progressive care)
Special Needs Unit (Direct Admits)InpatientServices
Debra Amirault, Case Management Director
Hours of Operation
PCI (Patient Care Inquiry) LAB, RAD, PATH and HIM reports
Access from hospital, office or home
Physicians MUST write Consult Orders so consulting physician will have access to the patient
Electronically sign dictated reports remotely
Software provided by the hospital for remote installation
Physician Help Desk #: 901-4357 (HELP)
Obtain Access, Schedule Training, & Report Problems
7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Obtain your ID badge from the Travis County Medical Society
4300 N Lamar, PO Box 4679, Austin, TX 78765
For badges contact Darla Blasingame –(512) 206-1221
Badge problems? Call Beth Case in Med. Staff Office (512) 448-7102
There are dedicated physician only parking spaces located around the facility.
Physician parking is located on the first floor of the parking garage.
The physician parking lot at the SW corner of the building does require use of your TCMS security badge.
Medical Grand Rounds
Blood borne Pathogen & Tuberculosis Education
Tumor Board Conferences
Department and specialty specific requirements
Most Active status members required to provide call coverage per medical staff bylaws
Contact Medical Staff Office for assistance.
Monthly meeting calendars are posted on the MedWeb site and e-mailed to members.
There is a 50% meeting attendance requirement for Active members in the departments of Medicine, Surgery, and Cardiology.
There is a 25% meeting attendance requirement at the quarterly General Medical Staff meetings for all Active members.
Forms of Impairment
Alcoholism and other drug use
Other psychiatric disorders
Addressed by the TCMS Physician Health and Rehabilitation committee
The Physician Relations Director is here for you!
To help you get to know the facility, where things are and how processes work
Help you with special requests, issue resolution, answer questions
Help you meet other physicians in the area
Physician Referral Line
Sarah Zamora, Physician Relations Director
Blackberry. (512) 461-9579
Christin Cross, Corporate Communications & Marketing Director
The SAH Physician Satisfaction Team commits to partner with the medical staff to improve the environment in which they work. We will strive to ensure that the highest level of service is consistently provided to the physicians. We will act as a liaison to foster open communication and will recognize our physicians as valued partners in the delivery of healthcare.
Chief Medical Officer:
Al Gros, MD
Chief of Staff:
Richard DeBehnke, MD
Chief of Staff-Elect:
Robert Markus, MD
Amy Arrant, MD
Dr. Steve Berkowitz CMO, Central and West Texas
Office. (512) 448-7465
Mobile. (512) 415-6095
Email. [email protected]
MEC(Chief of Staff)
(Secretary of Medical Staff)
Rapid Review Team
Egregious Event:(incl. Sentinel Events, In-House Physician Quality Issues)
Medical Director / Vice Chief of Staff
Triage(Med Dir & PIC)
Clinical Issue: Competence,Core Measures, OutcomesIndicator 'Fall-outs'
Compliance / Social Issue:(ie, Complaints, Non-compliance,Behavior)
Physician PI Coordinator
Prof. Liability Actions
Fall-out from Screens
Approved by MEC 2/08
Thank you for taking the time to view this orientation program. We want your experience at South Austin Hospital to be the best in the city and we want to be your #1 facility of choice for your patients.