SHARP Hospitalist Program
Decreased Commute Time – During the I-64 construction project, commute time between your office and the hospital may increase. SHARP allows you to provide the same level of quality care for your patients while maintaining your patient–physician bond.
Coordinated Care– The SHARP hospitalist team specializes in providing care to hospitalized patients at SLCH –coordinating consults, ordering and tracking tests, documenting procedures, and directing and teaching residents. Our on-site team works to streamline the patient’s care and deliver the high level of service you expect.
Continuum of Care – The SHARP team communicates with the primary care provider throughout the patient’s stay to ensure that you are well informed about patient status and ongoing health care needs following discharge.
24/7 Responsiveness – Hospitalists are accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for admissions, answers to questions or concerns, and to check patient status.
Working Together – A Partnered Approach
Admission – SHARP hospitalist calls the PCP at admission.
Inpatient Stay – Hospitalists contact the PCP with significant status changes and milestones throughout the patient’s stay. The hospitalist on service will visit the patient at least once daily.
Discharge – Upon discharge, the hospitalist will call the PCP and also dictate a discharge letter, which will be faxed to the PCP office in a timely manner.
The SHARP team is easily accessible on a 24/7 basis via the hospital operator, as well as through a dedicated cell phone and pager system.
SHARP is a new admitting option for referring physicians; as always, you are welcome to attend your own patients at Children's Hospital.
Admitting to SHARP is the same process as the existing admitting procedure: primary care providers contact the chief resident at 314.454.6000 or through Children’s Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357). At that time, the chief resident will notify the SHARP hospitalist on service; the hospitalist will then work with you to establish the plan of care. If preferred, you may contact the hospitalist on service directly through the operator.
For More Information
To learn more about SHARP, contact Physician Services at 314.286.2969 or SLCH Physician Services@bjc.org