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Hospitalist Services

Information for Patients and Families

What is a Hospitalist?

A Hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. They do not have outside offices or private practices. Their exclusive focus is caring for you during your hospital stay. Hospitalists have an extensive healthcare background that ensures you receive complete, efficient and quality care. They work together with your primary care doctor and/or surgeon as a team.

Why does Inland have a Hospitalist service?

At Inland, it’s all about you - your care and safety, your concerns, your comfort. We find that Hospitalist care matches our focus on always putting you first in all we say and do. National studies show that patients who are cared for by Hospitalists have improved medical outcomes, reduced hospital stays, lower treatment costs and they report higher satisfaction with their hospital experience. Hospitalists are in the hospital throughout the day and can follow-up on your progress and test results, and communicate with you, your family and your doctor on a regular basis.

What can I expect under the care of a Hospitalist?

When you are admitted, a member of the Inland Hospitalist team will review your current condition and all of your medical history. They will work with your family doctor so any important information, such as allergies, medications, advance directives, or other special circumstances are taken into consideration in the planning of your care. They work very closely with your nurses, the case managers, dietitians, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and others to ensure you receive the safest, best care available.
And perhaps most importantly, they empower you and your family to play an important role in your healthcare.

As a hospitalized patient, you can expect Inland Hospitalists to:

  • Obtain your medical history and perform a routine physical exam
  • Visit you on a regular basis to closely monitor your progress and needs
  • Coordinate consultations with specialists and other healthcare professionals
  • Order tests and procedures
  • Follow-up on test results and makes prompt adjustments based on those results

What are the benefits of being cared for by a Hospitalist?

Because Hospitalists continually hone their skills in the hospital setting, you receive the highest quality care. They have a broad knowledge base and have constant access to specialists such as radiologists, cardiologists, and surgeons. In addition, Hospitalists are in constant communication with nursing and support staff that assist in providing patient care.

Hospitalists empower you and your family to play an important role in your healthcare.

For more information contact 861-3000 or toll free 800-491-8600.