RAHD Physician Provide Enhanced Patient Care on RGH Unit 5E

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RAHD Physician Provide Enhanced Patient Care on RGH Unit 5E


Beginning in January, and coinciding with the opening of unit 4B at the Pasqua Hospital, the Hospitalist pod from the Regina General Hospital (RGH) has relocated to the Pasqua site and will now provide care from that site. As a result, there is now an opportunity to localize the Regina Association of Hospital Doctors’ (RAHD group) patients. RAHD group patients have traditionally occupied family medicine beds on up to six wards at both sites. It has been decided that this localization will occur on unit 5E (Family Medicine) at the RGH.

There are several benefits to this move:

  • This work helps to continue to move the Medicine Service Line to a more patient centered geographic based model of medical care with ongoing focus on quality and safety, patient flow and system sustainability goals.  It also allows improved work of unit based teams – physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
  • This allows the RAHD group and team on 5E to begin creating more streamlined processes as it relates to patient care.  Routines like standard rounding times, daily huddles and onsite physician coverage will be something that will enhance patient care and begin solidifying the teamwork that has been established on the unit.
  • It also allows the RAHD to practice their additional services as it relates to newborn care within the same building.
  • Unit 5E will have 22 beds allocated for the RAHD service.

In the coming weeks, Charlene Kozak (Manager of 5E) and Dr. Peter van Rooyen (RAHD physician lead) will be working with staff to ensure that input from all stakeholders is sought to develop the standards and unit routines which will help foster improved inpatient care.

Transition plans commenced on January 4th and patients were transferred between the Hospitalists and RAHD group at both sites.  The bedding in of the relocation will take time; however, there is great collaboration occurring to ensure that the process is as streamlined as possible. Bedline has also been involved in this work to endeavour to replicate the model of ensuring that RAHD patients are admitted to 5E as frequently as possible.

The RAHD group physician on service can be reached at 306-209-6610 from 0700-1700 hours.

I look forward to sharing more with you as this important work continues.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Dr. David McCutcheon