The scope of services provided by the Section on Hospital Medicine includes 24-hour care of general medicine, cardiovascular, cancer, and orthopaedic patients. The hospitalists contribute to the education of and provide supervision of internal medicine residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and fellows. The following services are targeted to the specific needs of each individual patient:
- General Medicine
- Hematology and Oncology
- Residents: Provides a comprehensive experience for senior Internal Medicine residents in the area of Hospital Medicine on ur provide-model hospitalist service at WFBH. During this 4-week rotation, the resident becomes an integral part of the hospitalist team and provides direct care to the patients assigned to them under the direct supervision of the attending teaching hospitalist.
- Medical Students: Fourth-year medical students who are chosen as Acting Interns, due to future interests in primary care and hospital medicine, round with faculty hospitalists for three weeks during the day and one week of nights doing admissions.
- NP/PAs: Licensed Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants evaluate and propose treatment plans on all patients assigned to them by a faculty Hospitalist. They enact the proposed treatment plan and complete appropriate levels of documentation that include Admission Notes, Discharge Summaries, Progress Notes, Consult Notes, and/or Critical Event Notes with appropriate level of billing based on their level of involvement, with oversight/assistance of a faculty Hospitalist.