Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital have hospitalists on-site for your inpatient care. Hospitalists are providers who manage your care while you are an inpatient; they coordinate with specialists, monitor your progress, and stay in close communication with you, your family, and your primary care physician. All of our hospitalists are experienced doctors and advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who are board certified in their specialties.
Our hospitalists are uniquely qualified to care for our patients—they are the connection between surgeons, pharmacists, nurses, care managers, social workers, and the rest of our team. Because they are always at our hospitals, they understand our system resources and help ensure that every patient is closely monitored and receives around the clock care. Hospitalists can be at a patient’s bedside quickly if problems arise; they are readily available to respond to the urgent needs of patients and to communicate with the patient’s family. Hospitalists also help reduce medical errors because they keep everyone involved and up-to-date in discussions about the patient.
Our hospital medicine team’s goals include:
- Decreasing length of hospital stay and readmissions
- Educating patients
- Improving team communication
- Increasing patient safety and quality of care
When you are admitted to Marietta Memorial or Selby General Hospitals, you’ll be asked to confirm the name and contact information of your primary care provider. This is one of the first things we do because while you are in the hospital, our hospitalists act on behalf of your primary care provider. Your hospitalist and primary care provider will consult if needed during your entire hospital stay.
If you do not have a primary care provider, you can call our Physician Referral Line at (740) 568-5241 and our team will help you find a provider for follow-up care.