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Physician Referral Line To refer a patient for a clinic appointment (800) 877-7197 (573) 882-7000 Consults/Transfers/ Admissions Line To transfer, admit or request a phone consultation with a specialist (888) 884-MU-DOC UNIVERSITY PHYSICIANS / UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI HEALTH CARE / WINTER 2011 Private rooms women’s health sub-specialties Patient beds children’s physicians OB/GYN physicians pediatric sub-specialties One of a kind MU Health Care opens state’s first hospital for women and children n September 2010, University of Missouri Health Care opened MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the state’s only hospital dedicated to the care of women and children. The facility, formerly Columbia Regional Hospital, houses Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Health Center — offering comprehensive women’s health services and mid-Missouri’s most comprehensive pediatric health care. Located in central Missouri near the crossroads of Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, the hospital offers convenient access for patients throughout the state. adolescent rooms I Children’s Hospital After more than a year of renovations, all Children’s Hospital inpatient services were moved from University Hospital to MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital in September. The new facilities The new facility is part of Children’s include a state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care Hospital’s plan to expand its services in the unit, pediatric and adolescent patient units with coming years. During the past year, the all private rooms, a pediatric short-stay unit, mid-Department of Child Health has recruited Missouri’s only Children’s Blood Disorders and Cancer Unit, and a pediatric cardiology clinic. These units join the Children’s Hospital Level III pediatric rooms neonatal intensive care unit and newborn nursery at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. “The new hospital is a great improvement for more than a dozen new physicians in eight patients and families,” said Timothy Fete, MD, sub-specialties, including cardiology and MPH, medical director of Children’s Hospital, genetics. Other MU Health Care departments, chair of the Department of Child Health and including surgery and anesthesiology, have added Children’s Miracle Network Distinguished pediatric specialists. Professor. “Parents can spend the night with “As we grow, we will increase the breadth of their children in the private rooms. The décor of services we offer,” Fete said. “We want to improve the new hospital is more kid-friendly. And all of the availability of our specialists. Also, we want to the staff at Women’s and Children’s Hospital are continue providing referring physicians excellent there because they are passionate about caring communication about their patients’ care.” for women and children. All of these make a To refer a patient to Children’s Hospital, huge difference in creating a positive, healing please call (800) 877-7197 . environment of care.” (continued on page 2)

One Of A Kind

MU Health Care opens state’s first hospital for women and children

In September 2010, University of Missouri Health Care opened MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the state’s only hospital dedicated to the care of women and children.The facility, formerly Columbia Regional Hospital, houses Children’s Hospital and the Women’s Health Center — offering comprehensive women’s health services and mid-Missouri’s most comprehensive pediatric health care. Located in central Missouri near the crossroads of Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, the hospital offers convenient access for patients throughout the state.

adolescent rooms

Children’s Hospital

After more than a year of renovations, all Children’s Hospital inpatient services were moved from University Hospital to MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital in September. The new facilities include a state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit, pediatric and adolescent patient units with all private rooms, a pediatric short-stay unit, mid- Missouri’s only Children’s Blood Disorders and Cancer Unit, and a pediatric cardiology clinic.These units join the Children’s Hospital Level III neonatal intensive care unit and newborn nursery at Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

“The new hospital is a great improvement for patients and families,” said Timothy Fete, MD, MPH, medical director of Children’s Hospital, chair of the Department of Child Health and Children’s Miracle Network Distinguished Professor. “Parents can spend the night with their children in the private rooms. The décor of the new hospital is more kid-friendly. And all of the staff at Women’s and Children’s Hospital are there because they are passionate about caring for women and children. All of these make a huge difference in creating a positive, healing environment of care.

The new facility is part of Children’s Hospital’s plan to expand its services in the coming years. During the past year, the Department of Child Health has recruited

pediatric rooms

more than a dozen new physicians in eight sub-specialties, including cardiology and genetics. Other MU Health Care departments, including surgery and anesthesiology, have added pediatric specialists.

“As we grow, we will increase the breadth of services we offer,” Fete said. “We want to improve the availability of our specialists. Also, we want to continue providing referring physicians excellent communication about their patients’ care.”

To refer a patient to Children’s Hospital, please call (800) 877-7197.

Women’s Health Center

Located in Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Health Center offers health care for women throughout every stage of life with obstetric and gynecologic experts who specialize in numerous disciplines.

“Physicians can refer patients to us with confidence we can take care of their needs,” said Hung Winn, MD, JD, MBA, the David G. Hall Professor and chair of the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Women’s Health.
“We have all the well-trained experts to provide consultation and treatment. In addition to providing general obstetrical and gynecological

Family Birth Center rooms

Care, our physicians include experts in numerous subspecialties, including fertility, high-risk pregnancy, gynecologic cancer and female continence.

” Because it is located at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Health Center offers patients seamless care as their health needs change. For example, if a general obstetrics patient at Missouri OB/GYN Associates shows indications of a high-risk pregnancy, she can see a maternal-fetal medicine specialist on the same hospital campus. If that patient needs to be admitted to the hospital, she is already there. And if a baby born in the Family Birth Center needs critical care, he or she is steps away from the Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit.

“By having so many experts at hand right away, we offer the top-quality care that produces positive patient outcomes,” Winn said.

To refer a patient to the Women’s Health Center, please call (800) 877-7197.

Children’s Hospital specialties

• Allergy and asthma

• Anesthesiology

• Autism, developmental and behavioral pediatrics

• Cardiology

• Critical care

• Cystic fibrosis

• Dermatology

• Diabetes and endocrinology

• Ear, nose and throat

• Emergency medicine

• Gastroenterology

• General pediatrics

• Genetics, metabolism and dysmorphology

• Hematology and oncology

• Infectious diseases

• Immunology and rheumatology

• Internal medicine

• Nephrology

• Neurology

• Ophthalmology

• Orthopaedic surgery

• Physical medicine and rehabilitation

• Psychiatry

• Psychology

• Surgery

A new home for kids

• Mid-Missouri’s most comprehensive neonatal intensive care unit, with 38 beds

• State-of-the-art, 13-bed pediatric intensive care unit

• 43 private pediatric and adolescent patient rooms

• Pediatric short-stay unit and central Missouri’s only Children’s Blood Disorders and Cancer Unit

• Pediatric cardiology clinic

Women’s Health Center specialties

• General obstetrics and gynecology

• Gynecologic oncology

• Maternal-fetal medicine

• Reproductive endocrinology and fertility

• Urogynecology



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