Hospitalists are physicians who care for patients while they are in the hospital.
Because the hospitalists are available 24/7, they are right there to order tests and receive the results, coordinate with specialists and make treatment decisions.
The hospitalists keep the patient's primary care provider informed of the patient's condition, and provide a care plan for discharge that include any necessary follow-up care, home care, therapy or assistance from social services.
EvergreenHealth Monroe's adult hospitalists are specialists in internal medicine.
To contact the Hospitalist office, call 360.794.1400.