Professional focus in the care of hospitalized patients
Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research and leadership related to hospital medicine.
Weeks hospitalists provide:
- Continuity of patient care
- Regular communication
- Expert knowledge of hospital procedures and policies
- Availability for patients, families and hospital staff
Weeks’ Hospitalists spend their entire workday in the hospital focusing their practice on the care of hospitalized patients. They are trained in the most up-to-date medical developments and are specifically adept at managing the unique issues surrounding patients during their stay at the hospital. To ensure continuity of care, hospitalists have finger-tip access at all times to all the records from the Weeks Physicians Offices and the Emergency Department, and can review all Weeks labs and x-rays, anytime, any day.
Hospitalist service is staffed every day from 8 am to 5 pm. Evening care is provided by the primary care provider on call. Weeks provides hospital patients with two highly qualified hospitalist physicians who coordinate their activities each day to make sure they are current with each case.