Physician Information

Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth


 
To: Valued Members of our Medical Staff
 
FROM:  Medical Staff Executive Committee
 
Re: Hurricane Preparedness
 
Baptist Beaumont Hospital and CHRISTUS Hospital-St. Elizabeth have coordinated response plans for the medical community during a mandatory evacuation for hurricane. 

The following specialties were identified as key with ER Call participation required during the hurricane for emergency services. 
 
 
Medicine Specialties
Surgical Specialties
Other
Family Medicine
Anesthesia
Emergency Medicine
Cardiology
OB/Gyn
Neonatal
Gastroenterology
Orthopedics
Radiology
Internal Medicine
Pediatric Surgery
 
Nephrology
Cardiovascular/Thoracic
 
Pulmonology
General Surgery
 
Hospitalists
Neurosurgery
 
Pediatrics
 
 
 
  
With input from the medical staff sections, a two-shift system was established by these specialties to address unassigned patients who may present to the hospital’s Emergency Room.
 
•        Team A – “ride out” team. Day 1 and 2 of hurricane.  Physician on pre- assigned ER Call on Day 1 of hurricane will take 2 days of call at one facility (Baptist Beaumont or St. Elizabeth) – Physician on  ER Call on day 2 of hurricane will take those 2 days of call at the other facility.  Days are designated as 7am – 7am.  For instance:      Dr. S is on pre-assigned ER call day 1,   Dr. S will take two days of call at St. Elizabeth.   Dr. T is on pre-assigned ER call day 2 will take two days of call at Baptist.
- this pertains to ER admissions only – not current inpatients
- these two physicians will be considered exempt from next rotation period on the regular ER Call schedule
 
•        Team B – relieves team A and covers Days 3 & 4
 
 
Please note, the hospital will attempt to provide housing accommodations for the medical staff members that have patient care responsibilities during these times indicated above.

If you are not designated as Team A and you plan to evacuate, please remember to bring appropriate identification in order to re-enter the city.  (i.e. Team B participant and are relieving your peers).  ID should include Texas driver’s license or medical board license – and/or other appropriate ID card.   If you experience any difficulties upon re-entry – you may contact your hospital’s Incident Command Center:
 
CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth - (409) 923-1800
Baptist Beaumont Hospital – (409) 212-5010
 
Information on hospital operations related to a hurricane can be obtained through the following ways:
 
Baptist Beaumont Hospital –
  • Physician Information Line – toll free # 1(800) 941-9691 (select option #2 ). 
  • for updated information, go to the website: www.bhset.net – click on Physician Info(Please note: specific info will be posted at the time of disaster preparation)
      
 CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth –
Call the phone numbers below and follow the menu options provided:
  • outside the hospital: 1-(877) 931-1800 or (409) 923-1800
  • inside the hospital:  extension 1800
  • for updated information, go to the website: www.christushospital.org 
If you have patients who are not going to be discharged prior to the landfall of the hurricane – as is applicable in any situation if you are going to be out of the city - it is your responsibility to provide coverage for your patient(s).
 
On behalf of the City-Wide Hurricane Response Team, thank you for your dedication to our patients and to the citizens of Beaumont. 
 
Please complete the Contact/Coverage Information Form
and return ASAP to the Medical Staff Offices

Baptist Beaumont Hospital – fax #(409) 212-5001
CHRISTUS Hospital St. Elizabeth  - fax #(409) 923-1888