Referral Process

Call our referral physician to discuss your patient and learn if your patient qualifies for admission to Ranken Jordan.

Our care coordinator will communicate with your hospital’s Care Manager regarding insurance authorization.

Discuss the option of transferring to Ranken Jordan with the family.

Invite them to visit us online at to learn more and watch a virtual tour.

Encourage the family to call our social work department at 314-872-6591 to arrange for a tour of our hospital.

Respiratory Needs Checklist

If the child has a tracheostomy or ventilator, please share: 

Trach size, brand and cuff type

Stable on home style ventilator/settings/which ventilator?

Goals of ventilation? Wean or not to wean?

Airway clearance and respiratory treatments. Ideally spaced greater than Q4 hours unless that is the patient’s baseline regimen.

Medical Readiness Process

Once your child is added to the referral list, our referral provider and you will discuss how medically ready your patient is and what the discharge goals are. 

Review medications together with resident and referral provider. Some drugs we need to order ahead of time or use family’s home supply. We are not licensed to give IV chemotherapy.

No prescriptions needed. Ranken Jordan has a pharmacy, only need a current MAR.

What intravenous lines does patient have/need?

Review labs-frequency needed, type, pending cultures.

Nutrition regimen: enteral/parenteral.

Stable vital signs, define parameters for holding anti-HTN medications.

Do we need nursing educator to see patient for complex wound care, drains, special equipment?

Consulting subspecialists – all notified of pending transfer?

Consulting subspecialists – follow up appointment recommendations. Do not schedule the appointments. We will schedule them. We have PM&R and provide comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessments, so any developmental follow-ups can occur after discharge.

Behavioral issues to plan for/social concerns.

Transfer Process

Ranken Jordan will contact your hospital’s provider for a hand-off on the day of transfer.

Your hospital will arrange for the patient to be transported to Ranken Jordan.

In your transport, please include: 

A hard copy of the discharge summary

Discharge orders

No copy of the chart is needed

Consent for transfer from the parent, guardian, or Children’s Division

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