THE REGIONAL CENTER OF HOME OXYGEN THERAPY
Head: Marzena Filipowska MD
Io specialization in internal medicine and II° specialization in pulmonology. Employed in 1981, appointed head in 1987.
tel.: +48 12 614 23 48
The Regional Center of Home Oxygen Therapy was established in 1987 as one of the first of its kind in Poland.
Diagnostic and Treatment Capabilities
In the beginning the Center was equipped with 25 oxygen concentrators, now we have 105 such devices and other upgraded equipment. We provide care for patients with chronic respiratory failure and severe hypoxemia. Our doctors who participate in continuing education programs and publish scientific papers are certified by the Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases and have the required qualifications to provide oxygen therapy. Home oxygen therapy is considered to be a routine treatment for patients with chronic respiratory failure. It improves the quality of life, reduces admission rate and increases exercise tolerance. Home oxygen therapy is one of the greatest achievements in pulmonology in the recent 20 years.
THE INDEPENDENT LABORATORY OF ENDOSCOPY
Zbigniew Stankiewicz MD, II° specialization in pulmonology. Employed in 1990.
Dr. Anna Soczek, I° specialization in internal medicine, IIo specialization in lung diseases and allergology. Employed in 1988.
Piotr Hydzik MD, PhD
Renata Korzonek, Teresa Łuszcz, Renata Saracka
tel: +48 12 614 23 05,
+48 12 614 23 09
The Unit of Bronchoscopy and Gastroscopy was established in 1996 as part of the Center for Diagnosis and Rehabilitation of Heart and Lung Diseases. Because of the expansion of diagnostic capabilities both in terms of the number of procedures and their scope in 2006 it transformed into the Unit of Endoscopy. In 2007 it separated from the Center and became the Independent Laboratory of Endoscopy. It will be housed in the newly modernized Chest Surgery building.
Bronchoscopy: endoscopic examinations of trachea and bronchi, if necessary, combined with biopsy; gastroscopy: endoscopic examinations of esophagus, stomach and duodenum; colonoscopy. Minimally invasive endoscopic procedures of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract will be offered soon. The Laboratory is equipped with a modern washing and disinfecting system, and endoscopic instruments undergo complete sterilization, thus eliminating the possibility of infection.
THE DEPARTMENT OF PATHOMORPHOLOGY
Head: Wiesław Frasik MD, PhD
II° specialization in pathomorphology, molecular biologist. Employed and appointed head in 1999. PhD conferred in 1982.
Assistants, diagnosticians and consultants:
Anna Gruszka MSc – deputy head
Assoc. Prof. Dariusz Adamek MD, PhD; Anna Chmura MSc; Agata Lazar MD, PhD; Witold Mieżyński MD, PhD; Bolesław Papla MD, PhD; Jolanta Pokusa-Seweryn MD; Lucyna Rudnicka-Sosin MD, PhD; Bartłomiej Studnicki MSc; Wojciech Szczepański MD, PhD; Anna Tokaj MSc
tel: +48 12 614 25 82, +48 12 614 25 70, +48 12 614 25 73, +48 12 614 25 75
fax: +48 12 614 25 70
The development of an anatomic pathology and histopathology laboratory was possible due to the engagement of Dr. B. Tomasik who supervised examinations until his retirement in 1952. After the instigation of Dr. M. Pasowicz supported by Prof. J. Stachura a modern Department of Pathomorphology was established in 1999 under the supervision of Dr. W. Frasik.
The Department is divided into two divisions: Division of Biopsy Studies and Division of Postmortem Studies. The Division of Biopsy Studies performs histopathological and cytological examinations for the Hospital and other public and nonpublic healthcare organizations. Annually it performs more than 20 000 examinations of specimens obtained from about 10 000 patients. The following biopsy examinations are performed: intraoperative frozen-section examinations, oligobiopsy – gastric biopsy, bronchial biopsy, colon biopsy, mediastinal biopsy, myocardial biopsy, liver biopsy (thick needle), examinations of lesions and scrapings, thin needle biopsies, cytological examinations of fluids and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). The Division provides also services for “lesser brothers” and analyzes specimens forwarded from veterinary clinics (about 10 cases per month). The Division of Postmortem Studies performs about 100 autopsies annually.
HOSPITAL INFECTION CONTROL TEAM
Chairperson: Magda Baran MD
Specialization in infectious diseases, internist. Employed in 1991. Founder and vice-chairman of the Malopolskie Association of Hospital
Infection Control Committees and Teams.
Ewelina Foryciarz MN, Edyta Synowiec MN
tel.: +48 12 614 24 32,
The Hospital Infection Prevention and Control Team was established following the director’s decision in 1993. Its role was to provide definitions of hospital infection and source of hospital infection, to perform passive surveillance and other tasks. Even before the Infectious Diseases Act was passed, the previous Team transformed into the Hospital Infection Control Team in June 2001. The Team consisted of one physician and one epidemiological nurse. In 2005 the Team was expanded to include one more nurse.
Since 2002 the Team has been performing active surveillance of hospital infections as part of an original program of the Polish Hospital Infection Society. The main objective of the program is to perform surveillance in strategic wards which because of their specificity are liable to infection outbreak i.e. Ward of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Postoperative Ward of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantology, Ward of Thoracic Surgery, Ward of Pediatric Neuroinfection and Neurology. According to the Regulation issued by the Minister of Health concerning monitoring and reporting on infections (Legislative Gazette No. 54, par. 484 of 3 April 2005) the program of active surveillance was extended to include other wards i.e. I Ward of Lung Diseases, II Ward of Lung Diseases, Ward of Coronary Heart Disease, Ward of Heart and Vessel Diseases, Ward of Interventional Cardiology, Center for Diagnosis, Prevention and Telemedicine. In January 2007 post-discharge surveillance was added in compliance with the definition of hospital infection. Surveillance of hospital infections is based on two pillars: cooperation of epidemiological nurses with liaison nurses and on regular (everyday) review of data collected by the Microbiology Laboratory (positive cultures) and Hospital Pharmacy (antibiotic turnover).
Head: Janina Pawłowska MPharm
Pharmacist, employed as head in 2002. Chairperson of the Committee on Therapy, contributes to the work of the Hospital Infection Control Team. Coordinator of the Department of Hospital Pharmacies of the National Pharmacy Council.
tel.: +48 12 614 24 11
Until 1949 the Hospital Pharmacy was only a store of over-the-counter drugs. Prescription drugs for the Hospital were obtained from municipal pharmacies. When Anna Tomaszewicz was appointed head the Hospital Pharmacy obtained full rights. Until 1952 A. Tomaszewicz was the only staff member of the pharmacy dispensing medication to about 800 patients admitted to the Hospital. She was followed by Helena Krywaniukowa MPharm, Maria Woźnicowa MPharm and Jadwiga Majka MPharm.
Services provided by the Pharmacy include dispensing medications, compounding prescription drugs, providing drug information support, coordinating drug management (control of antibiotic use, side effects monitoring), performing pharmacoeconomic analyses - comparative and retrospective – based on Hospital data and market tendencies to optimize costs of treatment.
COMMITTEE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE
Coordinator: Anna Tylek MN
Director’s Representative for Total Quality Management
Deputy Director of Nursing
Contact: tel.: +48 12 614 35 55,
The Committee for Quality Assurance was established to coordinate activities related to total quality management following the director’s decision in 2003. On 25 June 2004 Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance carried out certification audit and the Hospital was certified with ISO 9001:2000. The Quality Management System of the Hospital was found compliant with a best practice standard in in-hospital and outpatient treatment, care, diagnosis and rehabilitation in the field of cardiology, cardiac surgery and transplantology, chest surgery, intensive care, lung diseases, neurology, infectious diseases and liver diseases in adults and children.
• taking up activities to improve the quality of services
• solving problems related to the quality of services
• informing the staff about the implementation process of TQM
• managing documentation related to the implementation of TQM and coordinating work among staff
• carrying out internal audits
Senior specialist: Teresa Dziewanowska MLS
Master of library and information science. Employed in 1982.
Contact: tel.: +48 12 614 24 63,
The hospital library was established by Karol Barta MD, PhD in 1953. From 1966 to 1982 the library was run by Helena Reichert MLS.
The Library supports all organizational units of the Hospital by providing access to professional knowledge. When transforming a small library to a modern scientific library it was decided to enrich the collection of Polish and international medical books, professional journals and provide access to medical databases. At present the Library offers 7266 medical books and 92 journals. In 1998 the Library was connected to the Internet providing an opportunity to create an internal database accessible via the Intranet. The Library also has the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD).
BIUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Head: Agnieszka Latocha-Chaber MA
Employed in 2002, appointed head in 2005.
tel.: +48 12 614 33 84,
+48 12 614 35 57,
fax: +48 12 614 33 84
The Bureau of International Projects was established in 2005.
Tasks include a search for external (international) funding sources, establishing contacts with potential partners, remaining in contact with governmental institutions managing the European Union funds, preparing applications jointly with the relevant hospital units, fund breakup and reporting on project progress and monitoring of contract implementation.
THE LABORATORY OF TISSUE PRESERVATION AND DEEP FREEZING WITH A BANK OF HOMOGRAFT VALVES
Head: Grzegorz Marek MD, PhD
tel: +48 12 614 31 43,
THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSFUSION MEDICINE
including Blood Bank and Laboratory of Serology
Head: Renata Stąpor MD, PhD
Contact with Bank: +48 12 634 34 80, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact with Laboratory: +48 12 614 21 31, email@example.com
OFFICE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE
Contact: +48 12 614 24 29
Cezary Stachowiak MD
Adam Sikora MD – neurologist
Iwona Sobolewska Drzewiecka MD – psychiatrist
Ewa Wiehler MD, PhD – dermatologist
Head: Jerzy Bigosiński MD
Contact: +48 12 614 30 57, firstname.lastname@example.org
Head: Alina Laszczka-Strzyżewska MSc
Contact: +48 12 614 30 85, email@example.com
Head: Elżbieta Śmiałek MN
Contact: +48 12 614 23 37, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward nurses coordinate nursing care in individual wards.
SPECIALIST OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENTS
AND DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORIES
Open between the hours of 8.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday.
Registration by phone or at the desk. Visits may be arranged for a given day and hour.
RELIGIOUS ROMAN CATHOLIC SERVICE
Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Chapel of the Divine Mercy +48 12 614 22 22
HOTEL „PRADNIK” (guest rooms) +48 12 614 24 58, email@example.com
BUFFET 1st floor +48 12 614 31 11, BUFFET ground floor +48 12 614 30 55
Grocery and snack
Catering services: +48 12 614 34 83, firstname.lastname@example.org