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Hospitalist Services

Hospitalists can serve as an attending physician for patients in the hospital and co-manage patient’s with surgeons, internal medicine physicians and other specialists. They also specialize in caring for patients before surgery and after surgery. Hospitalists can help oversee the transition from inpatient to outpatient services.

Hospitalist services are available to patients – all-day, every-day – from specialists who understand the hospital setting and are experts in working with hospitalized adults and children.

Hospitalists at PeaceHealth work with a patient’s primary care doctor while the patient is hospitalized. Together they bring patients the care they need during their hospital stay.

Hospitalist services at PeaceHealth

Seamless, integrated care

Hospitalists at PeaceHealth work with specialists from many areas to design a treatment plan for you. They work closely with imaging, surgery, pathology, intensive care and more — you’ll have access to a dedicated, integrated care team. To provide continuity of care after you leave the hospital, hospitalists can help find a primary care doctor for you if you don’t have one.

Personal attention

At PeaceHealth, your care team uses many advanced therapies to tailor treatment to your needs. The specialists at PeaceHealth combine their expertise to give you comprehensive care.

Treatments Provided

Around-the-clock hospital care

Hospitalists are there for you at all hours during your hospital stay. They’ll oversee your care, check your progress and work hard to help you recover well. If needed, hospitalists will also order any tests you may need.

Direct admission services

If you need inpatient care while in the hospital, your primary care doctor can refer you to a hospitalist so you can get direct admission. This process saves time and money by keeping you out of the emergency department.

Discharge planning

As you get ready to leave the hospital, hospitalists will provide a tailored treatment plan for your care outside the hospital. This plan may include rehabilitation, physical therapy or follow-up care with a specialist.

Intensive care hospitalists

Intensive care units have hospitalist services, so you’ll receive high level care if you need critical or intensive care.

Obstetric hospitalist services

Hospitals can serve as an on-site safety net to assist with labor management and delivery if your private physician is not available.

Patient and family consultation (hospitalist services)

To help you make informed decisions, a care team is on-site to talk with you and your family about your condition, treatment and test results. 

Pediatric hospitalist services

If your child a patient in the hospital, a pediatric hospitalist can provide specialized care. The hospitalist is also available to see children in the Emergency Department and provide newborn evaluations prior to discharge. for them. Pediatric hospitalists are often the same pediatricians who work at PeaceHealth outpatient clinics and are also experienced in hospital care. This means your child will receive greater continuity of care. 

Primary care provider updates (hospitalist services)

To maintain continuity of care, especially as you transition out of the hospital, your care team will give your primary care doctor a summary of your visit. It may include hospital treatments, recovery notes, a plan for future treatment and other information about your care during your hospital stay.

Specialty care coordination

To provide comprehensive care, hospitalists may consult with specialists about your care during your stay.