SBAR: Autopsy process change at Riddle Hospital

By Daphnée Theodore, project manager, Quality/Regulatory, Riddle Hospital

Situation:

Autopsy process change at Riddle Hospital

Background:

Autopsy cases used to be sent to Drexel University/Hahnemann and families were instructed to follow up with the body retrieval accordingly

Assessment:

Effective March 2018, regular autopsy cases are being sent to Lankenau Medical Center (note that the process for ME/Coroner cases remains the same ) unless family requests a different hospital.

Recommendation:

Effective immediately, please review the attached process with your teams and note the lab should be contacted at ext. 3290,  24 hours/7 days.  Communicate to family that they will need their funeral home to contact the LMC Pathology Office to pick up their loved one.

LMC Pathology Office: 484.476.2613.  If there are questions/concerns, please feel to contact Judy Smith,  laboratory manager at smithjud@mlhs.org  or 484.227.3221.

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