UW Health Hospitalists
UW Health offers a qualified roster of hospitalists to care for patients admitted to the hospital with general medical health problems.
What are hospitalists?
- A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the general medical care of hospitalized patients
- Patients may be referred by their primary care providers to a hospitalist for admission to UW Hospital and Clinics
- Our hospitalists also care for patients who do not have an assigned primary care provider
Credentials and Training
- Our hospitalists are faculty members of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and are specialized in internal medicine
- Hospitalists are committed to providing safe, high-quality, compassionate care to hospitalized patients
- A hospitalist works closely with your physician to discuss your health history and concerns
- Hospitalists meet daily to discuss your care with physicians, nurses, residents and other members of a multidisciplinary team to develop your overall health care plan
- After your stay in the hospital, your hospitalist will report back to your primary care physician regarding your treatment and any need for follow-up care
- Depending on duration of hospitalization, a patient may be cared for by a number of hospitalists
- Hospitalists communicate with each other to ensure consistency and continuity of care
- Night shifts are shared among the hospitalists to provide 24/7 coverage in case of an emergency