Date: November 30, 2016
From: Maria De Pena-Nowak, M.D.Director, CPEP
To: Stuart Kessler, M.D Director, Elmhurst Hospital Center Emergency Service
Re: Designated Pager 40524 for Psychiatric Consults during the daytime (8AM to 4:30PM), Monday to Friday
Dear Dr. Kessler,
Effective December 1, 2016, we are asking our colleagues from the Medical ED to request Psychiatric Consults for their patients between the hours of 8:00 AM-4:30 PM by paging #40524. Until now, medical providers have been calling the CPEP and handing off the case to one of the attending psychiatrists on duty. We are now channeling all consults requests to the above pager in an effort to increase efficiency and communication between the two teams.
This new change will also be reflected on Amion. Please forward this information to the appropriate clinicians and staff from the medical ED. As always, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to working collaboratively with the Medical ED and to your feedback regarding this new change.
Maria De Pena-Nowak, M.D.