What is a hospitalist?

Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians who have chosen to focus their care on patients in the hospital. There are many advantages to having hospitalists. They have more expertise in caring for complicated needs of hospitalized patients on a daily basis. They are more readily available to meet with family members, follow up on tests and coordinate with nursing staff. A hospitalist may see a patient more than once a day to ensure that care is going according to plan and to explain test results to patients and family members.

Hospitalists facilitate communication between different doctors caring for a patient. They serve as the point of contact for other doctors and nurses for questions, updates, and outline a comprehensive plan of care. Because hospitalists are in the hospital most of the time, they are able to track test results and order necessary follow-up tests promptly. This is in contrast to the traditional approach in which the primary doctor may come to the hospital the next day to follow up on the results and take the next necessary step at that time.

Prisma Health has one of the largest networks of hospitalists in South Carolina. These physicians provide care at the following facilities:

Greenville Memorial Hospital
701 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605

Patewood Hospital
175 Patewood Drive
Greenville, SC 29615

Hillcrest Hospital
729 SE Main St.
Simpsonville, SC 29681

Greer Memorial Hospital
830 S. Buncombe Road
Greer, SC 29650

Oconee Memorial Hospital
298 Memorial Drive
Seneca, SC 29672

Laurens County Hospital
2725 Highway 76E
Clinton, SC 29325

North Greenville Hospital
807 N. Main Street
Travelers Rest, SC 29690

Baptist Easley Hospital
200 Fleetwood Drive
Easley, SC 29640

Subacute hospitalists provide care at
Heartland Healthcare – Greenville West

To learn more about Prisma Health’ss hospitalist program, call 864-455-4411.


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