Hospital medicine services at Memorial Healthcare offers advantages for patients and the community by working closely with primary care providers and ancillary service departments throughout the hospital. Hospitalists provide around-the-clock medical management while engaging with family members in the patient care experience.
What does a Hospitalist do?
Hospitalists are a team of doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners whose primary focus is general medical care of hospitalized patients.
Why do I need a Hospitalist?
A Hospitalist’s primary purpose is to extend the level of care that your Primary Care Provider delivers. When you are in the hospital, your Hospitalist team provides you top-level care while keeping your primary care provider continually apprised of your condition.
What about my care after I’m discharged from the hospital?
Memorial Healthcare Hospitalists are committed to ensuring a smooth transition between your primary care provider and the care received during your hospital stay. Once you are discharged, we update your primary care provider on your condition, including a summary of lab work, any medications, and instructions you need to follow at home.
How does this affect my hospital bill?
To ensure accurate accounting for your hospital stay, your bill for hospitalist care is separated from your hospital bill. You will receive two different billing statements.
What if I have questions after my discharge?
If you have questions after your stay at Memorial Healthcare, please contact the switchboard at (989) 723-5211 and ask to speak with the hospitalist office.