In the event of hospitalization, patients have a specialized team of providers at their service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our Hospital Medicine Division is committed to providing round-the-clock dedicated care and communication to our patients.
This approach to inpatient care is an advanced improvement to traditional operations where primary care physicians make early or late rounds on inpatients before and after office hours. Now, with full collaboration and communication, there is a temporary handoff from a patient’s primary care doctor to the hospitalist team during any inpatient stay.
Our hospitalists have ready access to patients’ full medical histories via our electronic health records system and open communication our primary care divisions and specialists. They are able to see patients’ conditions, testing and progress across the entire day and provide the appropriate level of care. The benefits are more informed patients and families, more focused and timely care and generally a faster result for patient treatment, care and testing. Often this results in shorter hospital stays benefiting the patient.
Our team of 19 hospitalists staff Forbes Hospital 24 hours a day, every day of the year (including holidays).