Hospitalists

 

 

 

Hospitalist care

Hospitalists are board-certified doctors who oversee your care while you are in the hospital. They coordinate your care needs with other doctors, nurses and care professionals.

Our hospitalists are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide ongoing and immediate care, including ordering diagnostic tests, monitoring patients' conditions, making treatment decisions with input from primary care doctors and coordinating patient care among all members of the care team.

Nationwide studies have shown that hospitalists can improve the quality of care, increase patient comfort, improve communication between patients, families and caregivers, and minimize the time the patient needs to stay in the hospital. In addition, if an emergency occurs during a hospitalization, hospitalists are available to see a patient right away.

Your hospitalists also work as partners with your primary care physician and will provide them with a summary of your hospital visit.