Through the years, hospital care has changed to bring about a newer type of physician called a hospitalist. A hospitalist is a board-certified physician whose main job is the coordination of care for patients in the hospital and for patients preparing for a hospital stay.
Hospital medicine is the fastest growing specialty in the United States. The Premier Health Hospitalist group provides this care at all of Premier Health’s hospital facilities. Our team of hospitalists will oversee your inpatient care and might work with other physicians who are part of your care team, such as a surgeon or a cardiologist.
Hospitalists are concerned with a patient’s overall health, not just the condition for which the patient has been admitted to the hospital. A hospitalist gets the right specialists involved and also works to properly hand off care to the patient's primary physician or the next caregiver when the patient leaves the hospital. The most important part of a hospitalist’s role is to communicate conditions, findings, treatments, and results with all physicians involved.