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Hospitalist Program

What is a Hospitalist?

The Hospital Care Group (HCG) hospitalist team includes physicians and certified nurse practitioners. They are available around the clock, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Hospitalists at Wayne HealthCare are inpatient specialists who have no patient care duties outside the hospital, so they are able to focus exclusively on you and your illness while you are in the hospital.

Hospitalists keep a close eye on you.

HCG at Wayne HealthCare works with every medical specialist and department in the hospital, and also coordinates your care with social workers, nurses, physical therapists, and pharmacists. Hospitalists are here to assist you and provide a smooth and speedy recovery process.

Hospitalists answer your family’s questions.

Hospitalists are here to provide the answers in person whenever possible. During critical and stressful moments, they provide honest and considerate answers to your questions. Since Hospitalists are available every day, they are able to take the time to speak with you and your family about your care. Wayne HealthCare encourages your family to be available throughout the hospitalization so they can be updated regarding your progress and can answer questions.

Hospitalists provide many benefits to you and your physician:

How does my family doctor know about my hospitalization?

Hospitalists communicate directly with primary care physicians. The process is similar to what your physician does when he or she refers you to a medical specialist for another opinion or for additional tests and treatment.

During the course of your hospitalization, your primary care physician will receive notification of important changes and will receive notes from your Hospitalists as well as test results. At your discharge, your Hospitalist sends a summary report to your physician detailing your health concerns, what treatments you received, and recommendations for follow-up care.

We are here to assist you and meet your needs. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question. You can reach the Hospitalist at any time by contacting the hospital operator at (937) 548-1141.