Benefits of a Hospitalist Program

Hospitalists keep a close eye on you. They work in the hospital and will see you more than once a day, if needed. In case of an emergency, the Hospitalist is never very far away. Hospitalists are likely to be more available to answer your family’s questions when it is convenient for your family because they do not have responsibilities for an office practice. In addition, since Hospitalists are in the hospital most of the day, they are able to spend more time talking to you and your family about your care.

What is Hospital Medicine?

Hospital medicine: A medical specialty dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Practitioners of hospital medicine include physicians (“hospitalists”) and Advanced Practice Practitioners who engage in clinical care, teaching, research, or leadership in the field of general hospital medicine. In addition to their core expertise managing the clinical problems of acutely ill, hospitalized patients, hospital medicine practitioners work to enhance the performance of hospitals and healthcare systems by:  

  • Prompt and complete attention to all patient care needs including diagnosis, treatment, and the performance of medical procedures (within their scope of practice).
  • Employing quality and process improvement techniques
  • Collaboration, communication, and coordination with all physicians and healthcare
  • Personnel caring for hospitalized patients
  • Safe transitioning of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the Community, which may include oversight of care in post-acute care facilities.
  • Efficient use of hospital and healthcare resources

Hospitalists are one of the most rapidly growing forms of medical care in the United States.

For more information on Hospitalists, visit the website of The Society of Hospital Medicine at 

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Knox Community Hospital
1330 Coshocton Avenue
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Program Developed to Meet the Needs of Primary Care Physicians in the  Community 

As more physicians join the program, hospitalized patients can rest assured that they are receiving the very best care during their stay. Across the country, a Hospital Medicine program is an important tool in the recruitment process for new physicians. As Knox Community Hospital seeks to find new physicians to serve our community, we must offer the most up to date opportunities possible.

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