Hospitalists are highly skilled internal medicine physicians who work exclusively in the hospital. They do not maintain private practices but are responsible for admitting and managing inpatient care. Our Hospitalists care for nearly two-thirds of all medical and surgical admissions.
Hospitalists are among the Medical Staff leaders in the adoption of evidence-based protocols, technology improvement and, most importantly, patient safety and outcomes. They are experts in caring for patients with complex needs and are available 24/7. The same Hospitalist will typically care for you throughout your stay.
Hospitalists work with specially trained nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) to deliver comprehensive patient care. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are medical professionals who work as part of a team with the hospitalists. All practice with a similar philosophy and share common goals:
- Continuity of care for you throughout your hospitalization
- An average length of stay that is less than four days
- Close relationships with your primary care doctor and other specialists like surgeons, cardiologists, radiologists, and gastroenterologists
Connected to the Community
Hospitalists connect with primary care and specialist physicians in the community through an electronic medical record system that shares lab results, treatment plan, and more between the hospital and community healthcare settings.
For community physicians who are not using an electronic medical record system, Hospitalists provide a summary of your hospital stay electronically or by fax within 24 hours of discharge.