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
Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM Mon - Fri
Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
5225 Dover Street
Oakland, California 94609
Medical Staff Office Hospital Annex
Hours: 6 AM - 2:30 PM Mon - Fri
(Convenient location for information, updates, after hours drop-box)
747 52nd Street, Ste. 201
Oakland, California 94609
Phone: (510) 428-3334
Phone: (510) 428-3334 ext. 4803
Accessing Our Services
See Information for Medical Professionals
- Referral Forms
- Medical Education
- Grand Rounds
- Physician Liaisons
- 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 CHORI
(Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute), 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 and by clicking the link below.
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 and by clicking the link below.
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:
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 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital 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. Following the full name, you can refer to it as Children's Hospital Oakland.
You may see internal communications using an abbreviated format: CHO. This acronym is used only in internal communications for internal audiences and should not be used in public 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.
The Doctor's Lounge is located down the hall from the cafeteria, between the Medical Staff Office Annex and the exit to the south parking lot. Use your ID Badge to enter. Inside there is a coffee machine, microwave, TV, and computer terminals for your use.
Health Information Management
Children's Hospital Oakland uses Epic as its electronic medical records. In order to care for patients in the hospital or its clinics, you will have to complete Epic training.
Request a password for Meditech and for Groupwise by email from Hospital Information Systems (HIS):
Email: HISHelpDesk at mail.cho.org
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.
- Help Desk 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 and 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.
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: Phone: Ext. 3334
Medical Staff Well-Being Committee
The purpose of the Children’s Hospital Oakland Medical Staff Well-Being Committee is to support the health and wellness of our Medical Staff members, and in so doing, protect patient welfare, improve patient care, and improve Medical Staff functioning. To contact the Medical Staff Well-Being Committee, phone Lynne Quirolo at: (510) 428-3475
Medical Staff Well-Being Committee Members
|Chair, Medical Staff Well-Being Committee:
Andrew Giammona, MD
Division Chief, Mental Health & Child Development
|Richard Nagle, MD
Augusta Saulys, MD
Chief, Emergency Medicine
Kevan McCarten-Gibbs, MD
|Kim Sinclair, RN
Kaizen Promotion Office
Lloyd Takao, MD
Sharon Williams, MD
Chief, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
- Referral Forms
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.
- 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.
Publications & Updates
- Sign up to receive updated referral information, grand rounds, lecture, and conference schedules via email.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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. To request a print version of the Physician Referral Directory, please contact Physician Liaison Services at:
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