Trinity Health is committed to preserving and improving the quality of health to the people we serve. Our mission is to excel at meeting the needs of the whole person through the provision of quality healthcare and health related services.
Trinity's Hospitalist Program provides full-time physician coverage
for our patients in the hospital from time of admission until
A hospitalist is a doctor whose primary focus is caring for
hospitalized patients. They work entirely within a hospital
setting to coordinate care throughout a patient's hospital
stay. Although they do not see patients in clinics or other
outpatient settings, hospitalists do keep in contact with
primary care physicians to provide continuity of care once
patients are out of the hospital.
No. The hospitalist serves as the temporary manager of your
care while you are hospitalized. The hospitalist coordinates
care, orders and evaluates tests, adjusts medications, makes
necessary referrals, answers questions and updates family
members. After your discharge from the hospital, you will
return to your usual primary care provider.
24/7 Physician Access. Physician care is
available around the clock, seven days a week.
Expedited Care. Because hospitalists are
based at the hospital, they can make quicker decisions about
a patient's care as situations arise. For example, they can
modify treatment or follow up on a test result "on the
Patient/Family Follow-Up. Since hospitalists
practice on-site in the hospital, they are more readily
available to answer questions and consult with patients and
their families. No longer do they need to wait until their
physician makes rounds to receive information about their
loved one's care.
Post-Care. Hospitalists are familiar with
all of the key individuals in the hospital, including
medical and surgery consultants, discharge planners, clergy
and others. They can facilitate connections with post-acute
providers, such as home health care, skilled nursing care,
specialized rehabilitation and others.
A Hospitalist supports primary care providers by caring for
their hospitalized patients. This allows primary care
providers to focus more intently on their clinic or office
patients, knowing that their in-hospital patients are
receiving the best care possible. Hospitalist programs also
help recruit other physicians to a community by assuring
them that they will not be overburdened by having to care
for very sick hospital patients in addition to looking after
the health of their patients in a busy clinic practice.
Yes. A hospitalist obtains your medical history from you and
your physician. The hospitalist continues to communicate
with that physician as needed, alerting him or her to
significant changes in your condition.
In addition, your primary care provider has electronic
access to your records throughout your hospital stay so that
the information is available for your follow-up