What is a hospitalist?
11/22/2016 12:08 PM
A hospital stay can be a difficult time for patients and their families. CTMC partnered with a new hospitalist group, Sound Physicians, to enhance communication and safety. The group provides around-the-clock service and are specially trained to care for patients during hospital stays.
Essentially, the hospitalist is the person who knows all about a patient's care and can summarize the details for the patient, their family and their primary care physician," said Michael Statton, MD, CTMC hospitalist. "When the patient returns home, their family doctor will continue to provide their medical care."
Below is more information about the role of hospitalists.
Health centers nationwide are employing hospitalists to give patients the managed care and communication they want.
A CTMC hospitalist is present or on call 24/7 to manage care so family physicians can remain in the clinic with
Hospitalists are uniquely trained to care for patients in a hospital setting, managing complex treatments and
medications with care.
Familiar with each CTMC department (lab, pharmacy, imaging, surgery and therapy) to ensure the best communication.
Hospitalists centralize all information, diagnoses, care plans, medications and follow-up instructions for the
Return to family physician
When patients are released, they return to the care of their family doctor, who will have details on the treatment plan.