The Hospitalist Service
Our Hospitalist Service is advancing patient care for the most positive experience possible. In keeping with a commitment to exceptional inpatient treatment, New York Downtown Hospital (NYDH) provides a highly skilled team of Hospitalists to support primary care physicians and their patients. The Hospitalists oversee patients’ care during their stay and keep the primary care physicians fully informed. Our NYDH Hospitalists are specialized inpatient physicians, trained to provide on-site assistance. Every experienced physician in this NYC hospital program is Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine. Our New York Hospitalist service includes accomplished physicians who deliver a superior level of care. Team members visit patients daily and can respond rapidly to changes in their conditions or to the results of diagnostic test results. As Hospitalists coordinate inpatient care, they’re focused on communicating effectively with hospital staff, other specialists, and diagnostic departments, as well as with patients and family members. Overall, Hospitalist programs have been shown to contribute significantly to our Hospital’s commitment to excellence.
Upon discharge, patients return to the care of their primary care physician.
Benefits of the Downtown Hospital Hospitalist Service:
Confidence in High Quality Care:
Conscientious physicians want their patients to receive the same level of quality care in the hospital as they receive in the physician's private office. The Hospitalist Service assists primary care physicians by providing their patients in the hospital with top-quality coordinated medical care. This is especially important when a physician is unable to come to visit a patient in the hospital due to an unexpected emergency, or due to a sabbatical or other personal leave of absence.
Responsive and Coordinated Care:
The Hospitalist carefully evaluates each patient on a daily basis and can promptly respond to any changes in a patient's condition or diagnostic findings. The Hospitalist's daily on-site presence ensures efficient coordination of the care rendered by hospital staff, medical subspecialists, and diagnostic services. When necessary, the Hospitalists at Downtown Hospital can also offer primary care physicians and their patients access to the most advanced medical technology and procedures through affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.
Patients feel reassured, knowing that they will be seen every day by an in-patient specialist who is in regular contact with their trusted primary care physician. Ongoing communication by the Hospitalist with primary care physicians, hospital staff, patients and their families results in efficient, well-coordinated care and a greater degree of patient confidence and satisfaction.
The Hospitalist Service is available on a voluntary, case-by-case basis to ensure flexibility and control for physicians and their patients.
New York Downtown Hospital’s Skilled Hospitalists Deliver Quality Care
Our downtown New York Hospitalists provide a truly patient-centered program of care. During an inpatient stay, patients can benefit from the advanced, compassionate expertise of a personal physician and a New York Downtown Hospital, board-certified Hospitalist. This specialized program is available on a case-by-case basis, and teams include multilingual physicians who speak Spanish and Chinese.
Open communication and a continuum of care are priorities in all of our inpatient treatment programs. For more information, call (212) 312-5187.