Your Medical Team
During your stay, a number of medical professionals may be involved in your care. These may include your surgeon, an anesthesiologist, radiologist, pathologist and other specialists who provide consulting services. Many primary care physicians have chosen to utilize the “hospitalist” program for the care of their hospitalized patients. A hospitalist is an in-house physician with acute care expertise who is on-site around the clock to care for you. Our hospitalists consist of a dedicated team of providers including physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners who are specialized in inpatient care. CMH has adult and pediatric hospitalists who are here 24/7 to take care of you.
Hospitalists typically conduct “pre-rounds” on their patients early in the morning to check in, then monitor your care throughout the day and round again late in the evening. They will always see you at least once every 24 hours and your nurse will provide them with updates about your condition as needed throughout the day. Because hospitalists are caring for many patients in the hospital, it may sometime be difficult to predict the exact time they will visit your room. Our guest services department can provide you with a special notebook to write down any questions you may have, so you won’t forget to ask when they make their rounds. If you are being cared for by the hospitalist team, a staff member can provide you with a detailed brochure to help you understand the program.
For psychiatric patients, your treatment team will include a psychiatrist, social worker, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, counselor and occupational therapist. They will work closely with you throughout your stay.