Hospital Based Specialists
Hospitalists are available 24 hours-per-day, 7 days a week to respond to patient needs. For non-urgent patient care or administrative needs, it is best to call Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Hospital Based Specialist (HBS) Program. We provide care for all hospitalized medical patients and consultations when necessary for patients on other units. We are available 24 hours-per-day to ensure that emergencies and patient and family concerns are addressed in a timely manner.
Our staff is composed of board certified physicians (known as “Hospitalists”) who specialize in caring for patients with medical problems requiring hospitalization. We oversee medical residents and physician assistants who are also involved in patient care.
Hospitalists work collaboratively with a patient’s personal provider, subspecialists and other professionals including nurses, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists and case managers. We are all committed to providing excellent patient care.
How to Get Care
Hospitalized patients are assigned to a physician from the HBS Program at the time of admission. Every patient should also have a personal physician or nurse practitioner for outpatient care. If a patient does not have a personal provider, we will assist in selecting one at the time of discharge.