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Providing compassionate care during your hospital stay.
A Hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of patients while they are in the hospital. Your Primary Care Physician is responsible for managing your care in his/her office when you are no longer in the hospital. Since Hospitalists typically work one week on, one week off, you may see more than one Hospitalist during your hospital stay.
Your Primary Care Physician will resume your care when you are discharged from the hospital. While you are hospitalized, the Hospitalist will keep your doctor informed of your progress and any special needs you may have after being discharged from the hospital.
While you are hospitalized, the Hospitalist will:
In addition to your Hospitalist and nurse, an RN Case Manager will be available to you and your family. The RN Case Manager will assist you with your discharge needs, which may include home health visits, special medical equipment or other support services.
A Hospitalist will see you every day while you are in the hospital. If you or one family member of your choosing needs to speak to the Hospitalist, ask your nurse to page them for you. The Hospitalist will get back to you, or the one family member you selected, in person or by phone as quickly as they can.
The Hospitalist will: