When you have to be in the hospital, you want to make sure the people who are caring for you are top-rate. Your nurses and nursing assistants care for your around-the-clock needs, and they receive direction from hospitalists — doctors specifically trained to care for hospitalized patients.
Hospitalists work 24/7 and stay in constant communication with your primary care provider, specialists and other members of your care team.
They’re able to be at the bedside promptly and spend more time with you following up on test results and changes to your condition. Hospitalists also play an important role in coordinating your care before you are discharged from the hospital.
Columbus Community Hospital offers both adult and pediatric hospitalist programs. The adult hospitalist group, Inpatient Physician Associates of Columbus (IPA-C), cares for patients 18 and older. All of the IPA-C hospitalists are board-trained, internal medicine physicians.
In the pediatric hospitalist 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.