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Hospitalist Program

Hospitalists

You are in good hands.

Inpatients at Hill Country Memorial are cared for by a hospitalist—a physician who specializes in caring for patients while they are being treated in a hospital.

The hospitalist is a dedicated, hospital-based physician. He or she partners with patients’ primary physicians to ensure that every patient receives the best care possible.

Once admitted, each patient receives a helpful brochure with more information about our hospitalist program and an informational card about the hospitalist physician assigned to his or her care.

FAQ

How will a hospitalist better my care?

Just as cardiologists care for hearts and pediatricians care for children, a hospitalist cares for those patients admitted to the hospital. He or she oversees the daily care of patients and coordinates such care with nurses, other specialists and your primary physician.

How does my doctor know what treatment I receive?

The hospitalist stays in contact with your primary physician throughout your stay. He or she will review your progress with your primary physician, and together they carry out your plan of care. Upon your discharge from the hospital, your primary physician will resume oversight of your routine care.

What does this mean for me?

Because a hospitalist is on site at all times, he or she is able to monitor your progress, read test results immediately and order additional tests if necessary—all in real time. This responsive, up-to-the-minute care can reduce the time you are in the hospital.