Allina Health's District One Hospital names its first hospitalist

Allina Health Faribault Medical Center hospitalist
Dr. David Beckmann, right, is District One Hospital’s first employed hospitalist. Pictured with him is Dana Robinette, Registered Nurse. (Misty Schwab/Faribault Daily News)

[Faribault Daily News, December 03, 2018]

A new position at Faribault District One Hospital follows a current trend in medicine and is intended to offer ill patients more consistency in their care and reduce the length of hospital stays.

Dr. David Beckmann’s new role as the facility’s first hospitalist makes him an actual employee of District One, where he already cared for patients.

Beckmann said it’s becoming more and more uncommon for clinical doctors to work in the hospital. This change, he said, happened as a result of a generational shift and differing responsibilities at a hospital compared to a clinic.

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