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