HealthCare Partners has a special Hospitalist program in more than 20 Los Angeles
and Orange County hospitals. This program is designed to help take the best possible care
of our patients who need to be hospitalized.
A Hospitalist is a medical doctor who specializes in caring for patients
in the hospital. Our Hospitalists team up with Care Managers, who are registered
nurses. Together, they see our patients in the hospital and make sure they get the
right care at the right facility.
If you are admitted to a HealthCare Partners contracted hospital, a Hospitalist
will spend time with you and your family going over your medical history, your medications,
and your treatment.
When It's Time to Leave the Hospital
When you are ready to leave the hospital to go home or to another care setting like
a skilled nursing center, a Care Manager will work with you and your family or caregivers
to help make that transition smooth. Your Care Manager may assess the home setting
you'll be returning to, ensure that you have any medical equipment or home health
services you may need, and more. He or she will also make sure your primary care
doctor knows the details of your hospital stay.
Follow-Up after Your Hospital Stay
Even after you return home, a Care Manager will call to make sure you are doing
well, see if you have any questions that may not have been answered before you left
the hospital, and ensure that appropriate follow-up appointments, lab tests, or
doctor visits are scheduled.