Our hospitalist program
Hospitalist programs are gaining popularity throughout the United States, in both rural and urban areas. A hospitalist is a medical provider usually assigned to a 12 hour shift responsible for patients from the time of their admittance to the hospital to the time of their release. They coordinate a patient’s care, working with nurses, physical therapists, social workers, and other staff to ensure the best possible care and the best possible communication.
The hospitalist also is responsible for clearly communicating with the patient and their family. A stay in the hospital can be a confusing time. With so many caregivers going in and out, with so many different tests and procedures, it can get stressful even under the best circumstances. A hospitalist will be there to ensure both patient and family knows what is going on and why. He or she will also make sure all questions are answered. When it’s time to leave the hospital, the hospitalist will coordinate discharge instructions and follow up actions, like physical therapy, home visits, or wound care.
RAMC is pleased to offer this service. With the hospitalist program, patients and their families can rest easier knowing they have an advocate and expert to guide them through their hospital stay.