admitted to a hospital can be stressful, but Gottlieb Hospital
offers new peace of mind for patients and their families.
We now have specialized physicians called hospitalists on
staff to care for you during your hospital stay. Our team
of board-certified physicians specializes in caring for newborns,
children, adult medical and surgical patients and the critically
ill while they are hospitalized. Your hospitalist carefully
coordinates your care with your other physicians, beginning
with a detailed handoff at the time of admission and continuing
through a complete discharge summary that is faxed to your
doctor's office within hours of discharge. Your doctor receives
updates on every significant development during your hospital
stay, and is involved in every major decision regarding your
care. Since we're in the hospital 24 hours a day, we are immediately
accessible whenever you, your family or your doctor needs
us. We see patients as many times a day as necessary and we're
always available to meet with families at the families' convenience.
What is a hospitalist?
Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in caring for patients
in the hospital. At Gottlieb, board-certified pediatricians
and internists are supported by neonatologists and intensive-care
specialists. All hospitalists are credentialed members of
Gottlieb's medical staff. They work closely with a team of
nurses, therapists and discharge planners to ensure your care
is provided smoothly from your admission through discharge
How does the hospitalist know about
doctor will contact the hospitalist before you're admitted,
and will be available for consultation throughout your hospital
stay. Your hospitalist receives your relevant medical records,
updates them during your stay, and forwards them to your doctor
when you're discharged. That way, your information is shared
easily and smoothly integrated into your permanent medical
When will I see my regular doctor?
By focusing on patients in the hospital, your hospitalist
is available to you around the clock, giving you the time
and attention you'll need during this critical time. After
you're discharged, you'll resume seeing your regular doctor
What are the advantages of having a
are in the hospital 24 hours a day. They are available day
and night, and have time to talk whenever you or your family
have questions or need reassurance. If there's an emergency,
hospitalists are just steps away. They work every day with
every department and every service in the hospital. They fully
understand hospital procedures and can use that understanding
to smooth the course of your treatment and recovery.
How do my hospitalist and my primary
care physician work together?
Your hospitalist will consult with your primary care physician
on a schedule they determine together. In addition to pre-admission
and post-discharge conferences, your physicians will confer
on your treatment as necessary to maintain your continuum
of care and speed your recovery.