Auburn Community Hospital has a team of physicians dedicated to serving hospitalized patients. Unlike other physicians, Hospitalists only practice medicine in a hospital environment. This provides patients with dedicated care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In this role, Hospitalists serve as the patient’s primary care provider while the patient is hospitalized.
The Hospitalist physicians at Auburn Community Hospital are well versed in managing the unique needs of hospitalized patients while maintaining a dialogue with their primary care providers. This ensures the best continuity of care for every patient. An Executive Assistant, Social Worker/Discharge Planner and Case Manager support the physicians. They all help address any additional needs that may arise, especially those dealing with ongoing care after discharge.
Our Hospitalists address any condition and order and manage test results promptly. This eliminates the need for patients having to wait until the next day when their primary care physician makes their rounds. The high level and thoroughness of care they provide helps to decrease a patient’s length of stay and helps to get them back to their normal routine. Since our physicians are on-site, they also improve the level of communication with families in discussing care for their loved ones. Our Hospitalists are able to respond rapidly to any situation. They are also more familiar with hospital processes and procedures as well as services available to patients at time of discharge.
To help increase their efficiency and ability to address patient needs promptly, our Hospitalists utilize computer physician order entry (CPOE) procedures as well as tablet computers. These new technologies increase response time while tracking vital statistics.