Hospitalist Services

Trust the experienced hospitalists at Essentia Health for compassionate and comprehensive care when you or a loved one are hospitalized at an Essentia facility.

What is a Hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. Most hospitalists are board certified in internal medicine or family medicine. Your hospitalist will serve as your guide during your hospital stay and help you connect with other members of your health care team.

Patient-Centered Hospitalist Services

In addition to monitoring your health and providing high-quality care, your hospitalist will:

  • Answer your questions
  • Coordinate in-hospital medical services
  • Give daily updates
  • Explain your testing and treatment options
  • Follow up with you about imaging and lab test results
  • Help you set goals
  • Support your decisions

Team-Based Coordination of Care

Benefit from our team-based approach, which allows for efficient coordination of care between your hospitalist, primary care doctor, specialists, nurses, and other support staff. This means that all of your caregivers are on the same page and you’ll be able to easily communicate with your care team, even if they have differing schedules.

24/7 Rapid Response

Depend on hospitalist care throughout your stay at Essentia. Hospitalists help prevent emergencies because they’re dedicated to monitoring your condition while you’re in the hospital. If you experience an unexpected complication, your hospitalist will lead an immediate response.

Avoid Unnecessary Health Care Costs

If your doctor recommends that you get care at an Essentia hospital, a hospitalist can directly admit you to the health care facility. This prevents a costly visit to the emergency room and unnecessary testing, which means you may be able to go home sooner.

Helping You Prepare For Surgery

Before and after surgery, enjoy friendly, competent care from an Essentia hospitalist. Your hospitalist will check on you to make sure you are healing, avoiding potential complications, and staying comfortable. Learn more about surgery services at Essentia.