When patients are admitted to Columbus Community Hospital (CCH), they receive inpatient care from a team of doctors called hospitalists. These are physicians specifically trained in the care of hospitalized patients.
Hospitalists evaluate and treat a wide range of medical conditions, and work in collaboration with primary care physicians, consulting physicians, emergency physicians, specialists, pharmacists, nurses and other members of a patient's care team.
They’re able to be at the bedside promptly and spend more time with patients following up on test results and changes to their conditions. Hospitalists also play an important role in the coordination of patients’ care prior to their discharge from the hospital.
CCH offers adult and pediatric hospitalist programs.
Adult Hospitalist Program
The Adult Hospitalist Program at CCH was launched in 2010. The hospitalist group is called Inpatient Physician Associates of Columbus (IPA-C) and it includes hospitalists Brian Bossard, MD, FACP, FHM, medical director of IPA-C; Kurt Kapels, MD, clinical director of IPA-C; Scott Cameron, MD and Alicia Mizner, MD.
All of the IPA-C hospitalists are board-trained, internal medicine physicians.
Pediatric Hospitalist Program
The Pediatric Hospitalist Program at CCH was launched in 2017 and it offers inpatient care for children from newborns up to 18 years of age. Through the program, pediatricians from Columbus Children’s Healthcare take care of all children hospitalized at CCH. They also stay with children throughout their whole hospital stay, which provides continuity of care and better communication with families.
The pediatric hospitalists include Kimberly Allen, D.O., FAAP; David E. Rohwer, MD, FAAP; Margaret A. Egbarts, MD, FAAP and Jon Kroenke, MD, FAAP.
For more information on our services, check out the “Adult and Pediatric Hospitalists Provide Exceptional Care” article
from our Summer 2018 Housecall community newsletter.
Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th Street
Columbus, Nebraska 68602-1800