November 2, 2010

VUH Admitting Department is Now Open 24/7

Vanderbilt University Hospital’s Admitting and Bed Management Departments have been synonymous for many years. However, in January 2009, the Admitting Department and Bed Management became two distinct and separate departments managed under separate leadership.

The Admitting Department is responsible for patient registration, movement, and disposition within the Medipac registration and billing system. All admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) functions will be done by the Admitting Department registration staff that will physically be present in the Admitting Department day and night. Examples of what to call the Admitting Department for include any necessary assistance with transfer functions, blue cards, armbands, etc.

Bed Management is responsible for patient reservation, bed requests, bed assignments and patient placement. Bed Management will no longer be responsible for patient transfer functions at night.

The Admitting Department is located in room 1107 VUH. Phone is 343-0179