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Behavioral Health consultations

Amanda Forystek, MD, joined St. Luke’s behavioral health team in late August.  Dr. Forystek will
focus her time on consultation/liaison psychiatry Monday through Thursdays, which leads
to some changes in how consults are requested and processed. The call schedule for psychiatric providers is posted online at, password “psycall.” A new line will appear on our contact page titled “Inpatient Psychiatry Consults” to designate a specific provider during the week who is assigned to new psychiatry

consults during the business day.

On weekends (Friday-Sunday), the contact for consultation will continue to be the behavioral
health hospitalist or moonlighting resident on-call. Pediatric psychiatry consultations may continue
to contact the child/adolescent unit directly to speak with Dr. Johnson, but the general consult
psychiatrist will also be available to help when a child psychiatrist is not available. Medical inpatients
whom are in need of admission to psychiatry, will also go through Dr. Forystek, and many will now
have psychiatric evaluation prior to transfer to the psychiatric unit.

As always, remember electronic orders for psychiatric consultation do not connect to an ordering pool for the behavioral health hospitalists in Epic, therefore it’s necessary to continue to call the consultant directly. The pager and contact information for our providers remains publicly posted.

Discover the future of cancer care

The new St. Luke's Albert G. and Helen Nassif Radiation Center is scheduled to open in October. Bobby N. Koneru, MD, Medical Director of St. Luke's Radiation Center and the Finley Wendt Cancer Center in Dubuque will oversee the center's advanced cancer-fighting therapies.

  • The center will begin scheduling appointments on Sept. 14.
  • To schedule a consult or an appointment, call (319) 861-6944.

Join us:

St. Luke's Albert G. & Helen Nassif Radiation Center Grand Opening
PCI Medical Mall, 202 10th St. SE Suite 195
Mon., Sept. 21
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Associate Open House & Tours
4:30 - 6 p.m. - Public Open House, Program, Ribbon Cutting, Tours

Pediatric Endocrinology Outreach Clinic
Referral Form

UnityPoint Clinic has established a Pediatric Endocrinology Outreach Clinic the second Thursday of each month at 855 A Avenue, NE in Cedar Rapids. Dan Sleiter, ARNP, CPNP, MSN with UnityPoint Health - Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines is the provider specialist who will see patients on the second Thursday of each month between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. To request an appointment complete the referral form and fax to (515) 241-8911.

Medical Staff Bylaws- Proposed new By Laws available below.

Click here to see the proposed final Medical Staff Bylaws. Click here to see the version with all of the comments included. If you have any questions or comments please send a note to Susan Weber in the Medical Staff Office or call her at 369-8035.

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