A liaison is available to coordinate all necessary arrangements for physicians outside Lahey who have cardiac patients they wish to transfer to us for care. Outside physicians who wish to request a patient transfer need only call or page this liaison directly to get their patients into the Lahey health system. To request a cardiac patient transfer or to learn more about the patient transfer process, please contact our liaison, Tracey Batakis, RN CEN, by phone at 781-744-5325, or by pager at 781-744-1659 (beeper number: 9999). Patient transfer requests are processed by our liaison as follows:
Lahey's cardiac nurse liaison often receives calls from physicians outside Lahey requesting that a patient be transferred to the Clinic for cardiac surgery. In this case, the liaison arranges to have the patient transferred to Lahey's Cardiovascular Medicine team. Lahey cardiologists then consult their colleagues in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery to assess the patient's condition. After reviewing the patient's case and films, the Lahey cardiac surgeon in charge of his/her care proceeds with scheduling surgery, if necessary.