Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Recognized for Cross-Departmental Collaboration

The physicians at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco have been recognized in Today’s Hospitalist for their integration efforts between the ED and the inpatient department.

In the article, “Building a rapport with the ED,” author Bonnie Darves delves into the success Saint Francis has seen over the last few years in cultivating the ED-hospitalist relationship. Quarterly staff meetings and regularly scheduled joint-meetings have been the keys to the hospital’s success, which sees “a median time-to-provider of less than nine minutes and a turnaround time-to-discharge from the ED of less than two hours.”

In September, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital was named CEP America’s 2013 Practice of the Year at its annual Partnership Meeting in Los Angeles. "The ER-hospitalist collaboration is why we won site of the year," said Joseph Mallon, MD, Saint Francis’ Hospitalist Medical Director. "There's definitely a mutual respect for each other's time and opinion."

To read the full article, be sure to check out the December issue of Today’s Hospitalist.
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