Information for Non-VA Providers - VA St. Louis Health Care System
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Information for Non-VA Providers

St. Louis VA Medical Center RN Case Managers Home Page

Some veterans may be receiving care from both a non-VA provider as well as from the St. Louis VA Medical Center. To better serve to our veteran patients that may be seeing a non-VA provider, the RN Case Managers at the St. Louis VA Medical Center have put together some information that will help the non-VA provider coordinate their care with the services provided at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. This page will provide non-VA providers with important information needed to connect their veteran patients to service through the Saint Louis VA Medical Center.

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Admitting a Patient to the St. Louis VA Medical Center

Non-VA Providers seeking to transfer or admit a patient to the St. Louis VA Medical Center should first contact a Utilization Review Specialist.

  • Acute Inpatient Care:
    • (314) 652-4100 ext. 53811 or ext. 53812
    • Pager (314) 905-3489 or pager (314) 905-6186
  • Long-Term/Rehab:
    • (314) 652-4100 ext. 64517
    • Pager (314) 460-8702
  • Mental Health:
    • (314) 652-4100 ext 66402
    • Pager (314) 905-0256
  • Utilization Management Coordinator, 00QM-JC
    • Office: (314) 289-7667
    • Pager: (314) 652-4100, ext. 5-PAGE, pager 1485
    • Fax: (314) 289-7602

Please have the following information available when calling:

  • Patient Name
  • Patient Social Security Number
  • Patient Date of Birth
  • Admission Date
  • Admitting Diagnosis
  • Current Diagnosis/Plan of Care
  • Brief Hospitalization History
  • Current Lab Results
  • Relevant Test Results

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Follow Up Primary Care

Non-VA providers seeking follow-up care for patients being discharged to home should contact the appropriate VA Primary Care Provider

Prior to calling, please have the following information available:

  • Patient Name
  • Patient Social Security Number
  • Patient Date of Birth
  • Admission Date
  • Discharge Date
  • Admission/Discharge Diagnosis
  • Brief Hospitalization History
  • Discharge Prescriptions (VA Prescription Benefits )
  • Equipment Required for Discharge Home
  • Patient Discharge Instructions
  • Requested Patient Follow-up

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Follow-up Specialty Care

Prior to calling, please have the following information available:

  • Patient Name
  • Patient Social Security Number
  • Patient Date of Birth
  • Admission Date
  • Discharge Date
  • Admission/Discharge Diagnosis
  • Brief Hospitalization History
  • Discharge Prescriptions (VA Prescription Benefits )
  • Equipment Required for Discharge Home
  • Patient Discharge Instructions
  • Requested Patient Follow-up

Surgical or Specialty Service

Case Manager/
Case Coordinator

Contact Number

Fax Number

Allergy/Rheumatology Martha Brooks, RN, NP 314-652-4100 x53456 314-289-6442
Cardiology

Peggy Gerdes, RN

Shirley Saunders, RN

314-652-4100 x54214

314-652-4100 x53748

314-289-5019
CHF: Med 1 Willa Clayborn, RN 314-652-4100 x55183  
CHF: Med 2 JoAnn Crosby, RN, MSN, CCM 314-652-4100 x55169  
Dermatology David Aldridge, RN 314-652-6030 314-289-6581
ENT Joyce Zee-Cheng, RN, MSN 314-652-4100 x53966 314-289-7007
GI Sara Lawrence, PA 314-652-4100 x53935 314-289-7035
GI Issues with emphais on liver Cathy Cawthorne, PA 314-652-4100 x53493  
General Surgery (patients with even Social Security #) Bernadette Tanner, RN, MSN, CCM 314-652-4100 x53968 314-289-7007
General Surgery (patients with odd Social Security #) Joyce Zee-Cheng, RN, MSN 314-652-4100 x53966 314-289-7034
Hematology/Oncology

Brenda Ward, RN

Linda Goldenberg, NP

314-652-4100 x51113

314-652-4100 x54486

314-289-6320
Hepatitis C Issues Sue Nicholson, PA 314-652-4100 x54405  
Infectious Disease Kristy Wildt, PA 314-652-4100 x53370 314-289-6389
Neurology   314-652-4100 x55083 314-289-7007
Neurosurgery Julie Schremmer, NP 314-652-4100 x55083 314-289-7007
Ophthalmology Cheryl Darris, RN 314-652-4100 x53186 314-289-6581
Orthopedic Surgery Rosemary Alexander-Ledbetter, PA-C
Beth Lane, ANP-BC
Christine Ahlbrand, Health Tech
314-652-4100 x56376 314-289-7034
Pulmonary Donna Edwards, NP 314-652-4100 x57637  
Renal / HTN Kathy Wenzel, NP 314-652-4100 ext.56343 314-289-7012
Urology Bernadette Tanner, RN 314-652-4100 x53968 314-289-7034

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