Medical Staff Services
Medical Staff Services coordinates the credentialing and privileging of the more than 800 healthcare providers at Children's Hospital Oakland. We follow credentialing standards mandated by the federal and state government as well as by regulatory agencies such as the Joint Commission, National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission / URAC.
|Medical Staff Office
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
747 52nd Street, Suite 201
Oakland, California, 94609
|Phone: (510) 428-3334
Accessing Our Services
Referral Forms; Medical Education; Grand Rounds; CME; Physician Liasons; Publications; Records:
About Children's Hospital Oakland
Welcome to Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. We believe that access to the best healthcare possible is the birthright of every child. Staff at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland take great pride in their hospital and research institute, and especially in the care they provide children who come here. Founded in 1912 by East Bay women's groups, the hospital maintains its original policy that no child is ever turned away because of inability to pay.
Because we're an independent, free-standing not-for-profit pediatric medical center, we're able to focus all our attention and all our staff on taking care of children.
- Children's is one of the busiest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle with more than 200,000 outpatient visits a year
- We are a state-designated referral center for high-risk newborns in Alameda and Contra Costa counties
- Our physicians are specialists in over 30 pediatric sub-specialties
- On average we serve 10,000 inpatient admissions yearly
Research at Children's Hospital (CHORI)
The research arm of Children's Hospital, known as Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), is one of the top 10 U.S. pediatric research centers in terms of grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Grand Rounds are held Tuesday mornings, 8 to 9 AM, in the Outpatient Center basement auditorium. CME units are available, so are bagels and coffee. You are welcome to attend most of the resident noon conferences, but many do not qualify for CME. You can access the Grand Rounds and noon conference schedules on CHONET.
See: Grand Rounds Schedules
Resident Noon Conferences
Resident noon conferences are also held in the OPC basement auditorium, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM most weekdays. You can access the Grand Rounds and noon conference schedules on CHONET.
See: Noon Conference Schedules
The digital Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) allows remote viewing of all diagnostic images (x-rays, CAT scans, MRIs, etc.) at dedicated computer workstations inside the hospital, and from outside the hospital via a web-based system.
For more information contact PACS:
Corey Chow, PACS Administrator
Phone: Ext. 4912
Pager: (510) 539-7227
Check out CHOnet, the Children's Hospital Oakland Intranet. Many hospital computers display the CHOnet icon on their homepage.
How We Reference the Hospital
Officially, the name is Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. We don't use acronyms for public and external communications. If you are referencing the hospital in writing, in the first reference—write the full name with an ampersand (&): Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Following the full name, you can refer to it as Children's Hospital Oakland or Children's Hospital.
You may see internal communications using an abbreviated format: CHRCO or CHO. These acronyms are used only in internal communications.
You may park in the multilevel parking structure next to the Outpatient Building. Use the door west of the public entrance. There is an ID Badge reader on the side of the driveway opposite the garage door. Community-based medical staff may also park on the north side of the hospital along 52nd Street.
Vehicle Parking Decal
To get a vehicle parking decal, get a vehicle registration form at the Security Office. Place your parking decal inside your car behind the rear view mirror. Other employees get a small sticker that is placed on the bumper.
The Doctors Lounge is located down the hall from the cafeteria, between the Medical Staff Office and the exit to the south parking lot. Use your ID Badge to enter. Inside there's a coffee machine, microwave, TV (with cable), and computer terminals for your use.
Medical Records is on the first floor. They have rewards for timely completion of medical charts. Make it a habit to visit routinely, at least every two weeks. See the Medical Records booklet enclosed in your packet of information. If you will be dictating, call medical records for a dictation ID number.
Request a password for Meditech and for Groupwise by email from Hospital Information Systems (HIS) (email: HISHelpDesk@).
Groupwise is the hospital-wide email system. Generally, hospital and medical staff Groupwise email addresses follow this format: FirstInitialLastname@mail.cho.org.
HIS can tell you how to access Groupwise through the Internet using your Web browser.
HIS can also help you with software and technical assistance to set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN) on your office and/or home computer to link to Meditech.
The Help Desk at Hospital Information Systems (HIS) can be reached from from 8 AM to 5 PM daily.
Phone: Ext. 4357
Email: HISHelpDesk at mail.cho.org
The Hospital Information Systems (HIS) Department is located in the basement of the Outpatient Center (OPC) at 744 52nd Street, across the street from the main hospital.
Phone: Ext. 3636, or outside the hospital: (510) 428-3636
Phones & Paging
Hospital based physicians and residents have four-digit pager numbers.
- To page from outside the hospital, dial 510-718 and the four-digit pager number.
- To page when you're inside the hospital dial 77- and the four-digit pager number.
When prompted by a beep, enter your number/extension.
Hospital extensions that start with 3 can be dialed directly: 428-3- - -
To reach an extension that starts with a 2, 4 or 5, dial (510) 428-3885. When prompted, enter the extension.
Department of Medicine Meetings
The Department of Medicine meets monthly, except in August, on the third Friday, from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in the Outpatient Center's (OPC) Room A. The OPC's meeting rooms and auditorium are in the basement. Lunch is served starting at 12:15 PM. Business issues and updates take up the first half of the meeting, followed by an informational program. We welcome your participation.
Join a Medical Staff Committee
We encourage you to join a Medical Staff committee. We need fresh ideas and it's a good way to meet your colleagues. Please contact the Medical Staff Office about available committee openings: Ext. 3334
Items in Your Staff Packet:
- Vehicle Parking Decal: Fill out the green Vehicle Registration form and send it to the security office to get a vehicle parking decal.
- ID Badge: Fill out the white "ID BADGE/ACCESS CARD APPLICATION FORM" and take it to the security office on the second floor of the multilevel parking structure. There you'll be photographed and given an ID badge.
- Referral Forms
Emergency Referral fax form: Please fax referrals directly to the Emergency Department.
Fax: (510) 601-3934
A PDF version of the emergency referral form is also available on CHOnet. The path from CHOnet's home page is: Forms > Emergency Department Referral Form.
The Patient Referral Forms make the referral process easier by collecting for all necessary information on one form. Download the standard referral and department-specific referral forms at the link above.
- HandPrints is a magazine for the general public, produced by the hospital's Communications department. If you have an idea for an article, please contact the Communications Department: (510) 428-3367 or email email@example.com
- Publications & Updates
The Physician Referral Directory (pdf) is a comprehensive directory of Children's departments, services, and physicians contacts. Much of this information is also also available online at CHOnet. Sign up to request updated referral information, grand rounds, lecture, and conference schedules via email. To request a print version of the Physician Referral Directory, please call the Physician Liaison Services at: (510) 428-3043
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