Members of the hospital medicine team at Catholic Health Initiatives are leading the way in improving the quality and efficiency of care in our hospitals. Hospital medicine is the clinical service that manages a patient’s care while in the hospital, often the most complex and expensive component of the care continuum.
Catholic Health Initiatives’ 900-plus hospital medicine providers care for more than 160,000 patients annually in settings ranging from community hospitals to academic medical centers to critical access hospitals.
They drive continuous improvement by embracing evidence-based standards and reducing unnecessary variation in clinical practice. The team focuses on providing excellent hospital care resulting in:
The local hospital medicine team is in charge of a patient’s care around the clock during a hospital stay.
Nationally, Catholic Health Initiatives provides leadership and resources in support of hospital medicine teams across the country. Hospital medicine plays a key leadership role in helping position the organization for pay-for-performance, increased financial risk and responsibility for population health.
Market hospital medicine leaders are encouraged to innovate locally while enjoying the maximum benefit from standardization and shared services. They will lead the development of new care models, including those that facilitate transitions of care across the continuum.