Our Hospitalist Services program provides care for hospital inpatients who do not have a primary care physician or whose primary care physician does not provide patient care in the hospital setting.
Our hospitalists specialize in managing the care of patients while they are in the hospital and our intensivists provide special care for critically ill patients. If your physician chooses to use our Hospitalist Program service, the hospitalist is responsible for ordering tests and procedures, coordinating consultations and personally providing you with quality care throughout your hospital stay.
If you are admitted to a Mohawk Valley Health System hospital either by referral from your primary care physician or through the Emergency Department, a hospitalist will coordinate your plan of care and keep your family informed on details of your hospital stay. At discharge, the hospitalist will communicate with your doctor and discuss your additional treatment needs, as well as help arrange follow up care. The hospitalist will also send your hospital records to your primary care physician.
Hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and work closely with the nursing team and hospital support staff to care for you. With a physician who practices exclusively in the hospital, it may be easier for you and your family to conveniently communicate about your illness and work toward a recovery plan of care.