During your stay, a hospitalist will oversee your care. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for patients during their stay in a hospital. The hospitalists' primary professional focus is internal medicine, which involves the medical care of a patient from the time of admission until the patient leaves the hospital. A hospitalist works in partnership with your primary care doctor and other specialists who may care for you.
24-hour nursing care is staffed by specially trained personnel, our adult medicine/surgery inpatient services nursing team includes registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants and nurse technicians who strive to ensure all patients receive safe and excellent care.
Our nursing staff takes education very seriously. Many of the staff members have received their Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Telemetry Certification. Also, new training continues on a regular basis, with yearly validation of skills for each nurse and CAN. Our staff consist of BSNs, RNs, LPNs, and CNAs
When you are admitted for inpatient care, an admission ambulatory registered nurse (AARN) gathers information within the first 24 hours of your stay. They will help you and your care team implement your specific treatment plan. A case manager is also available for assistance with discharge needs.
Other Members of the Team
During your stay, you may be visited by many other health care professionals, including staff from our laboratory, radiology, and cardiopulmonary departments, case managers, medical social worker, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, utilization managers, or members of our housekeeping and nutrition services departments.