Hospitalists work full time caring for sick, hospitalized patients. The staff is located in the hospital, and they strive to improve the quality, efficiency, and promptness of care. The goal of the Hospitalist Service is to achieve the best possible in-hospital care for patients at Memorial Hospital.
Hospitalists admit patients from local and regional primary care doctors and specialists. Patients who have no primary care doctor are also cared for by the hospitalists. The hospitalist team consults with and assists other doctors to help manage their patients, providing integrated medical support in every clinical department of the hospital.