If you're admitted as a patient to Glendale Memorial Hospital, you may be cared for by one or more hospitalist, physicians who specialize in caring for patients while they're in the hospital.
The hospitalists at Glendale Memorial are board-certified in internal medicine, family medicine and other specialties. They don't see patients outside of the hospital, however, focusing only on patients at the hospital so you'll receive their complete attention.
You will be cared for by a hospitalist if:
- You're a patient of a local doctor or medical group who uses the service
- You don't have a primary care doctor
- You're from outside the area and don't have a local primary care doctor
Hospitalists at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center are available 24-hours a day/7 days a week. They're easily accessible during emergencies or when questions arise. They're very familiar with the procedures and processes at our hospital, allowing them to function efficiently when ordering tests, consulting other specialists and adjusting treatments
How does the hospitalist program work?
When you're admitted into the hospital, you will be assigned a hospitalist who will supervise your care during your stay. Your hospitalist will communicate with your doctors as needed, and will help ensure a smooth transition back to your primary care doctor or other health care provider.
For more information about the Hospitalist Program at Glendale Memorial, please call (818) 502-2378.