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Hospital Staff

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Staff Physicians...

If you're looking for a physician who works with us, we offer a Physician Referral Service, available 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please call 530.225.8715 for assistance.

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At Patients Hospital we have a high nurse to patient ratio. This will ensure that your nurse is available when you need them. All of our nurses are certified in Advance Cardiac Life Support.

Other staff available to meet your needs include: Social Services, Pastoral Services, Physical Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Discharge Planning, Radiology and Laboratory.

A member of our dietary staff is available throughout the day to offer refreshments and assist in meal planning.

Our discharge nurse will help you make a smooth transition from hospital to home. She will assist you in planning and organizing your home care needs.

Your care does not stop when you are discharged. Our nursing staff will telephone you at home to monitor your progress and answer any questions you may have.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Shari Lejsek—Administrator: Shari oversees all departments and the 24 hour/7 day week operation of the hospital.

 

Lea Tate, Psy.D—Associate Administrator Assists the Administrator in making sure the needs of our physicians are met.

 

Medical Staff: Cynthia Masters manages the medical staff function and handles all paperwork for physicians to be approved to do surgery at PHR.

 

Health Information Management: Kim Cameron, RHIT manages this department and oversees all the medical records for the hospital. Kim also serves as the hospital's HIPAA/Privacy officer.

 

Human Resources: Brenda Meline is responsible for the Human Resources department which handles recruiting, hiring, benefits, and workers' compensation.

 

Business Office: Kim Needles-Gerths is responsible for the Business Office which handles all accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and billing.

 

Materials Manager: Kathy Coduti is in charge of Materials Management and oversees ordering supplies and making sure the appropriate instruments are ready for each surgery.

 

OR Scheduling: Sally Tenney works in Health Information Management and is the primary contact for OR scheduling.

 

Pain Management Scheduling: Tracy Duarte is the primary contact for scheduling appointments for Pain Management.

 

NURSING SERVICES

 

Director of Patient Care Services: Diane Rieke, RN is responsible for the organization and management of all nursing services including the OR, Recovery Room, PAR II, and the Med/Surg floor.

 

Surgical Services Manager: Shanna Merideth, RN manages the OR and Recovery room staff and all surgical services.

 

Discharge Planning/Pharmacy: Debbie Hatt, LVN coordinates with nursing staff to ensure that any discharge planning needs are met. Deb is responsible for ordering and stocking our pharmaceuticals.

 

Employee Health: Christine Anderson, RN is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and coordinating the hospitals’ employee health program.

 

Infection Prevention: Christine Anderson, RN who ensures hospital compliance with National Patient Safety Goals to prevent infection within our hospital.

 

ANCILLARY SERVICES

 

Dietary: Kevin Shadish is the chef in charge of our Food Services Department.

 

Environmental Services: Philip Simi is in charge of Environmental Services and Facility Management. He is also our Safety Officer.

 

Lab Services: Tori Parks oversees and directs the Clinical Laboratory. She is also the Compliance Officer.

 

Reception: Susan Mize is PHR's receptionist. Patients and visitors are given a warm welcome and directed as appropriate.

 

Utilization Review Coordinator—Patricia Wharton handles the process of working with insurance companies to obtain approval for the length of a patient's stay. Patricia is also responsible for performance improvement.

 

PHYSICIAN CHIEFS

 

Chief of Staff: Dr. James Tate, a neurosurgeon, is Chief of Staff and the owner of the hospital.

 

Chief of Anesthesia: Dr. John Lubben, Chief of Anesthesia, oversees anesthesia in the operating room.

 

Chief of Internal Medicine: Dr. Than Aung

 

Chief of Surgery: Dr. Cheryl Serr