If you are admitted as a patient to a WHS facility, you may be cared for by one of our hospitalist physicians. Our team is committed to providing great patient care. For additional information please contact your hospitalist office below:
Washington Health Systems Hospitalist Service – Washington
In the same way a cardiologist specializes in the care of heart patients, a hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care and treatment of hospitalized patients. Hospitalists at Washington Health System facilities are all board certified in internal medicine, family medicine and/or other subspecialties.
One of our hospitalist physicians will be available to you and your family 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are available to answer any questions that you and your family members may have.
Our team has real-time access to your tests and lab results, and can adjust your treatment as necessary, without any delay. • Our availability enables us to personally respond to any changes in your condition that may require immediate attention. Being cared for by a hospitalist improves quality, safety and patient satisfaction.
Our focus on your inpatient care gives your PCP/Specialist more time to devote to office hours.
We partner with your PCP to provide you with the highest available continuum of care. Our team maintains close communication with your primary care physician during your stay. Your PCP will receive updates and reports, including tests, lab results and more. Our team will ensure a smooth transition back to the care of your PCP or referring physician once you leave the hospital. If you do not have a PCP, our team will refer you to one for your follow-up care.
A member of our team will discuss your discharge medications and other instructions with you. We will also assist in scheduling your first post-discharge office visit with your physician. Your physician will receive a detailed summary of your stay.
Yes. The billing process for hospitalist care is similar to being billed by your primary care physician (PCP) for a hospital visit. If you have questions specifically on billing, please contact the billing office through our partner EmCare at 1-800-355-2470.