Information for Physicians

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
2015 Physician Communication - Hurricane/Emergency

Hurricane Physician Command Team consists of the following members:

Richard Brown, MD, Chief of Staff
Cindy vonWaldner, MD, Chief of Staff-Elect
Steve Taylor, MD, Chief Medical Operations Officer
Jack Reeder, MD, Medical Director, Perioperative Services
Terri Levanti, Physician Liaison

Physician Command Center: 
Physician Lounge on 3ET, phone 917-1820 and 917-1821
Terri Levanti, phone 917-5959

 

Communication Modes:
Cell phones, www.smh.com, emails

IF NO COMMUNICATION IS AVAILABLE then physicians should come to the hospital physician command center when road traveling is deemed to be safe. The Physician Command Team will help the relief physicians find their partners or physician they are relieving for report.

 

A TEAM: (arrives on campus after the hospital calls a Lockdown for an eminent Hurricane):
The following physicians will be asked to participate as “A” team members and proceed to the physician command center when an emergency is called:

Specialists: One physician in each specialty identified on the attached list, who is “on-call” for the
Emergency Department that day/night.

Hospitalists: Two medical hospitalists will be in house, two outside for relief as “B” team. One surgical hospitalist will be in house, one outside for relief as “B” team.

OB Hospitalists: One OB hospitalist will be in house, one outside for relief as “B” team

Pediatric Hospitalists: One pediatric hospitalist will be in house, one outside for relief as “B” team. 

 

B TEAM: (arrives after the Hurricane has passed and the Lockdown is lifted):
Rotations among physicians for primary care, if additional help is necessary after the storm, will be established by the Chief of Staff, Chief of Staff Elect and the Chief Medical Operations Officer involving rotations from each of the primary care offices.

Specialists: One or more physicians in each specialty who are “on-call” for the Emergency Department that day/night.

Hospitalists: One or more medical, surgical, pediatric & OB hospitalists will be in house as the relief team. 

 

WHEN TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL: 
The keys, low lying mainland, and trailer parks will be evacuated when a Level I Evacuation is issued by the County Disaster Center. We can expect patients previously identified as high risk persons with special needs and pregnant women to start arriving at that time. The hospital will go on alert when this Evacuation is issued. A Lockdown may be eminent, at which time the physicians will be asked to make plans to come to the hospital before the roads are impassable. Immediate family members of physicians will be invited to come with the physician, animals will be allowed per the hospital hurricane pet policy. Stand by and stay tuned via TV, Radio and Internet at www.smh.com for updates.

 

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
2015 Physician Communication - Hurricane/Emergency 

Specialties and number of physicians needed on the hospital campus during the Lockdown period of a Hurricane

 

Anesthesiology

4

Cardiology

1 interventional

Cardiovascular Surgery

1

Critical Care Medicine/Pulmonology

2

Emergency Medicine

Per staffing

Gastroenterology

1

General Surgery

1

Infectious Disease

1

Medical Hospitalist

2

Medicine – Intercoastal Medical Group (Primary Care)

1

Medicine – First Physicians Group (Primary Care)

1

Nephrology

1

Neurosurgery

1

OB/GYN

1

OB/Gyn Hospitalist

1

Ophthalmology

1

Orthopedic Surgery

1

Otolaryngology

1

Pathology

1

Pediatric Hospitalist

1

Plastic Surgery

1

Radiology

2

Surgical Hospitalist

1

Urology

1

Vascular Surgery

1

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