Hospitalists are fully-trained, licensed internal medicine specialists who provide care for hospitalized patients. They are based in the hospital and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to any changes in the condition of hospitalized patients.
They work with patients’ primary care doctors, surgeons, specialists, nurses, radiologists, therapists, pharmacists and other health care providers.
Hospitalists give patients’ primary care doctors updates during patients’ hospitalizations and make patients’ dismissal arrangements. For example, hospitalists can prescribe patients any medication they may need when they leave the hospital.
Following their dismissal from the hospital, a patient’s primary care doctor will take over their care and the hospitalist with provide that doctor with a summary report of the patient’s hospital stay. If patients do not have a primary care doctor, a hospitalist can refer them to one.
Columbus Community Hospital provides hospitalist programs in both adult and pediatric care.
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