San Antonio, TX 78258
ED Volume: 14,000
Tom Gowan MD, MBA, MCHM, FACEP
North Central Baptist Hospital features separate adult and pediatric emergency departments. Baptist Regional Children's Center features pediatric surgery and anesthesia specialists as well as a PICU. Excellent specialty coverage neurosurgery is available across the five hospitals in San Antonio's Baptist Health System. ED physicians operate with an efficient "split-flow" ED process and enjoy a simple "one call" system for admissions and transfers. NPs and PAs practice independently in the ED, meaning physicians have no APP charts to sign.
Pediatric Emergency Department
- ED Beds: 18
- Patients/Hour: 1.4
- Admission Rate: 9%
- Coverage: 12-hour shifts with 24 hours of physician coverage and 10 hours of NP/PA coverage per day
- Peak-hour physician scribe coverage
- Trauma Designation: Level III
- Qualifications: BC/BP in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Documentation: Cerner FirstNet
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