Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Why I Love SLCH

I emailed Jack's ophthalmologist at 6:44am this morning letting him know that Jack has a bronch scheduled on Friday, October 8th in the event he wants to perform an EUA (exam under anesthesia) of Jack's eyes while he is sedated for the bronch.

Received a response from Jack's ophthalmologist at 6:58am letting me know that "Yes, we will want to do an EUA at that time".

Received a call from the ophalmologist's scheduling nurse at 12:30pm letting me know that the EUA has been coordinated with ENT's broch and both docs are on the schedule for their respective procedures.

Not in a million years would the doctors in this City have coordinated procedures, let alone do it so quickly and efficiently.

I LOVE St. Louis Children's Hospital!


ssouth said...

Yay! Glad things are starting out smoothly for your visit. Can't wait to see you!

Niff and Andy said...

That's terrific, Ann! UNC does a great job of coordinating procedures, but it might take them a month to line up a good time that works w/everyone. That's awesome tha they could do it so quickly!

Janis @ Sneak Peek At Me said...

That is exactly how it used to work when we had doctors at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. Love that kind of team work!!

worthy said...

That is fantastic Ann, wish all doctors could be that organised!

bettyd said...

I think children's hospitals should have a person whose job it is TO DO THAT - coordinate appointments and procedures. In fact, Boston Children's Hospital has a program for kids like ours. It used to be called Coordinated Care because they looked at more of the overall picture as pediatricians. Those are whose service you are under when admitted, for the most part, as a special needs child. Well, they changed their organization name to Complex Care to avoid confusion that they actually COORDINATED CARE!! Ha!

Anyway, I am glad for you that you have the experience with the doctors so they trust you as well as that they have a good system to make it work for you.

- betty

Word Verification -irksp - "speaking with people that irk me"

Marcie said...

That's awesome. It's just too bad that you have to travel so far to get that kind of care for Jack!

The Marangella Family said...

Amen sister!

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Melisande said...

So, you will be in town soon! I want to see you, but I don't think I can pull it off. I will be in STL Oct. 20 -22 for a conference. Miss you!