Renown is the leading hospital and the designated trauma center for northern Nevada. Recognizing the hospital's role as a referral center for northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the Sierras, the following information is provided to assist with the transfer process for patients:
Arrange for an accepting physician and talk to an RN Case Manager. Call Renown Bed Control desk for bed availability at 775-982-2227.
When bed availability is established or assigned, Bed Control will promptly contact the transferring facility. Bed Control will request a facesheet and all insurance cards to be faxed to the Bed Control Department at 775-982-4969. Bed Control can either provide the direct extension or transfer the call so that the nurse can report on the patient's condition.
|Bed Control fax||775-982-4969|
|After Hours fax||775-982-4969|
|Main hospital number||775-982-4100|
The Nevada Hospital Association publishes the Nevada Consent Manual as a resource for association members and others. Updated biennially, the manual is a reference for consent and related healthcare law. It includes a thorough review of EMTALA guidelines pertaining to patient transfers from one health facility to another. The manual is a comprehensive, useful tool to ensure patient rights and confidentiality, and to facilitate informed decisions. The manual is available in CD format only.
The Rural Health Information Clerk in Renown's Health Information Department will assist physicians and facilities in outlying areas with patient information and/or patient-related communication. The RHI Clerk is available Monday through Friday during regular business hours.
The RHI Clerk has ready access to a daily report of all inpatient admissions from rural or outlying communities in northern Nevada and California. This report is reviewed each day to confirm that a referring or family physician was named at the time of admission. If not, the RHI Clerk will review the patient's History & Physical to determine if a referring physician has already received a copy. If this has not occurred, the RHI Clerk may contact the patient to determine if a primary care or family physician should receive the information. The records would then be forwarded with the patient's signed consent. These records, which include the H&P, operative report and/or dictated consultations, will be forwarded to the identified physician's office by mail or fax within 48 hours.
The RHI Clerk also maintains an auto fax service. Physicians may register to participate in this service. Remember, if your office fax number changes, the RHI Clerk must be notified.
For more information or to register for the auto fax service, contact the Rural Health Information Clerk at 775-982-5319.
Karen Holcher, Rural Services Coordinator, serves as a liaison to assist physicians and facilities throughout the region that utilize Renown as a referral center. For providers in outlying areas, Karen is available to:
Karen also works closely with physicians in the Reno-Sparks area to facilitate personal or program introductions to providers in outlying areas.
Click here to send an email Karen Holcher.
Office phone: 775-982-5055
Cell phone: 775-771-2041
Address: 1155 Mill St, Reno, NV 89502
1155 Mill St.
Reno, NV 89502
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