Good Samaritan Regional Health Center – Hospitalist Program
What is a Hospitalist?
Hospitalists are physicians that exclusively practice inpatient medicine. Many primary care physicians (PCP’s) choose to focus on their office practice and they use Hospitalists to provide care to their patients who require hospitalization. Hospitalists will be with you from time of admission until you are released from hospital care. By specializing in hospital care, these doctors are able spend more time with patients, maximizing the quality of your care at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center.
Why use a Hospitalist?
Hospitalists care for patients who’s PCP does not admit to the hospital any longer or for patients who do not have a PCP. By specializing in inpatient medicine, these doctors can provide more timely and efficient care during your stay at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center. The Hospitalist can better initiate testing, interpret test results, and personally check on patients more frequently, often resulting in an earlier dismissal from our hospital. Care provided by these doctors allows for a more timely and efficient hospital experience for you.
- Personalized attention to each patient
- Ensured quality care
- Increased availability to expert medical care
- Reduced length of stay
- Adequate testing and timely results
How does it work?
Hospitalists provide inpatient care only. Primary care physicians that do not admit to the hospital will use a Hospitalist to care for their patients who require hospitalization. Hospitalists also care for patients without a PCP. These doctors are there for the patient to provide continuous quality care throughout their stay. When discharged, the Hospitalist will contact your PCP with a detailed report on your hospitalization and our findings. Your PCP will then resume responsibility of your care or we will refer you to a PCP in your area if you did not have one before admittance to the hospital.
Meet Our Hospitalists