Physician Liaisons

Physician Liaisons

At Nationwide Children’s Hospital we are committed to the best outcomes in everything we do, together delivering the best health care for children.  Our Physician Liaison Program offers a two-way communication channel to better serve physicians, their office staff and patients. The liaisons offer:

  • Referral assistance
  • Connections to educations, and CME events, introductions to new specialists and other engagement opportunities 
  • Confidential issue resolution
  • Information on new clinics programs and other services
  • Practice support and connection to other value-added resources
  • Direct link to pediatric specialist

Meet Our Physician Liaison Team

Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes
Director of Growth and Physician Relations
(614) 355-0886
Matthew.Hughes@NationwideChildrens.org

Tracie King
 

Tracie King
Physician Liaison
(614) 309-0656
Tracie.King@NationwideChildrens.org

Tracie's service area is Boyd (KY), Cabell County (WV), Clinton, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greenup (KY), Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross and Scioto counties.

Ashley Laing
 

Ashley Laing
Physician Liaison
(614) 867-1924
Ashley.Laing@NationwideChildrens.org

Ashley's service area is Athens, Belmont, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Hocking, Licking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Ohio (WV), Perry, Vinton, Washington and Wood (WV) counties.

Jaelene Krug
 

Jaelene Krug
Physician Liaison
(614) 753-8713
Jaelene.Krug@NationwideChildrens.org

Jaelene's service area is Delaware, Union, Madison, Clark, Greene, Champaign, Logan, Marion, Harden, Allen, Hancock, Wyandot, Seneca and Putnam counties.

Jaelene Krug
 

Shelly Moore
Physician Liaison
Shelly.Moore@NationwideChildrens.org

Shelly's service area is Hillsdale, Lenawee, Monroe, Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Defiance, Henry, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie, Huron, Paulding and Van Wert counties.

Anne Connelly
 

Anne Connolly
Physician Liaison
(614) 381-9310
Anne.Connelly@NationwideChildrens.org

Anne's service area is Richland, Ashland, Morrow, Crawford, Knox, Coshocton and Holmes Counties.

 

Making a Referral

Most outpatient clinic appointments can be made by calling Central Scheduling at (614) 722-6200 or (877) 722-6220, or by using the online request form. The following are recommendations for completing your referral.

Provide complete information for the following:

  • Correct spelling of name

  • Date of birth

  • Sex of patient (This is really important as it is often really difficult to determine the sex of the child based on the child’s name.)

Provide as much of the patient’s medical history as known:

  • Lab or x-ray completed

  • Results of diagnostic tests

  • You may be asked to send or fax the lab and/or x-ray reports.

Based on the information provided, staff will:

  • Triage the referral

  • Make an appointment

All of the information on the form helps the staff contact the appropriate people so that we can communicate with the patient, family, and referring physicians to provide continuity of care.

If a referral and/or authorization is needed, it is the responsibility of the referring physician’s office to provide that information to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. If the Nationwide Children’s Hospital clinic has not received the requested information two to three days prior to the appointment, the program staff will contact your office.

Urgent Appointments

We strive to schedule all patients in a timely manner, but we recognize some patients need to be seen on an urgent basis. Learn about our Urgent Appointment Promise.

PDC

Physician Direct Connect is a 24-hour physician/provider consult-transfer center. PDC is managed by experienced RNs who can assist in caring for your patients as a single point of contact for numerous requests.

CareLink

Nationwide Children’s CareLink is a free, web-based application available to community providers. It offers external physicians and support staff read-only access to patient electronic medical records in real-time.

Radiology Moving to Epic Radiant

Nationwide Children’s will go live with Epic Radiant on Nov. 5. This exciting project will bring radiology onto the hospital EMR and will include the renaming of over 1,400 radiology procedures.

For answers to clinical questions regarding various radiology procedures, review the materials below:

Complete Radiology Procedure Codes

Top 30 Provider Order Codes

Launch Radiant Program Presentation

Education Opportunities

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Nationwide Children's is a leader in pediatric medicine. Find upcoming courses, conferences and medical grand rounds related to recent findings and innovations within the field.

Courses and Conferences

Nationwide Children's understands ongoing education is a top priority for medical professionals. To help meet that need, we offer multiple courses, conferences, and workshops throughout the year.

Nationwide Children's Hospital Locations

Find a Location

Access maps and directions to Nationwide Children's Hospital's main campus and locations across Ohio.

Close To Home℠ Centers

Testing, treatment and care for children and families are closer to you than ever. Our Close To Home℠ Centers bring a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for newborns, children, and young adults to your neighborhood.

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