In our hospital, we treat patients like family. That is why we have providers known as Hospitalists to help take care of you when you are admitted to our inpatient Medical unit.
Patients are often admitted through three ways:
- Your primary care doctor may recommend hospitalization, and he or she will contact our Hospitalist to admit you.
- Alternatively, you may be seen in the Emergency Room and need to be admitted. In this case, our specially trained Emergency Room physicians will coordinate your admission with the Hospitalist on call.
- Lastly, you may have a surgery that requires a few days of care in the hospital. In this case, the surgeon often works with the Hospitalist to organize inpatient care prior to discharge.
A Hospitalist (also known as an inpatient medicine physician), is a provider who is specialized in general medical care for people that need to stay in a hospital. A Hospitalist will handle your admission, organize care toward a goal of health, and coordinate your discharge.