June_July19PhysicansPress

COMMUNICATING WITH COCHRAN

As the health industry evolves, we are more determined to meet the needs of our community and I am grateful for the success that we have achieved throughout the last few months where we were able to setup and provide quality healthcare not only to our community but to extend our services to surrounding areas. I am pleased to announce that with the recent opening of the LSUE Clinic and the anticipated opening of the WellSmart Health of Opelousas/Rural Health Clinic we will have the opportunity to provide quality healthcare and service the needs of our patients and our neighboring communities. Our success is also contributed through the dedicated service provided by others and I am proud to say that here at Opelousas General Health System we have physicians that have continuously provided their services over the years. On behalf of Administration and the entire staff, congratulations to all of the recent service award recipients. Thank you for all the hard work you do and choosing to work with Opelousas General Health System as we continue on our journey to excellence.

TO: ALL MEDICAL STAFF MEMBERS FROM: SCOTT PARKS, MD- CHIEF OF STAFF SUBJECT: PRIORITY ADMISSION/ TRANSFER CRITERIA FOR ICU/PCU DATE: MAY 16, 2019

Guidelines to determine the priority of transfer in or out of ICU and PCU were re-approved by the Medical Staff of Opelousas General Hospital in September of 2018. According to the policy, a cumulative score is assigned to the patient based on his/her therapeutic regimen and system assessment. The patient is then classified into one of three categories -transferable, possible transfer if acute bed is needed, and not eligible for transfer. This assists in identifying which patients are the most eligible to move to another unit in the event that the unit is at maximum capacity. Should the need for an emergency admit arise, the patient’s primary care physician will be contacted for consultation regarding patient condition and ability to transfer to another unit. We appreciate your support and participation in this patient safety process.

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