The local hospital medicine team is in charge of a patient’s care around the clock during a hospital stay, responsible for:
Communication with patients and families
Collaboration with other caregivers
Coordination at admission and discharge
The team focuses on providing excellent hospital care. This means improving patient satisfaction and outcomes, along with shortening hospital stays and reducing the likelihood of a return hospital admission.
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Also, watch our video on Hospital Medicine and learn how the Hospital Medicine team coordinates with primary care providers to assure patients have the care they need from the moment the patient enters the hospital.