Hospitalist ServicesPhysicians focusing on the general medical care of hospitalized patients.
All NCH hospitals provide Hospitalist services. Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital medicine.
- Continuity of patient care
- Regular communication with patients and their immediate family
- Expert knowledge of hospital procedures and policies
- Availability for patients, families, and hospital staff
Hospitalists spend their entire workday in the hospital focusing their practice on the care of hospitalized patients. They are trained in the most up-to-date medical developments and are specifically adept at managing the unique issues surrounding patients during their stay at the hospital. To ensure continuity of care, hospitalists have finger-tip access at all times to all the records from the clinics and the Emergency Department, and can review all labs and x-rays, anytime, any day.
Hospitalist service is staffed every day from 8 am to 5 pm. Evening care is provided by the primary care provider on call.