If you need to be admitted to Baptist Easley Hospital, you might be treated by our Hospitalists team. This team includes doctors, advanced nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Baptist Easley’s doctors are board certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine.
Baptist Easley Hospital contracts with Eagle Hospital Physicians, a group of highly regarded specialists working in top hospitals across the Southeast.
What is a hospitalist?
Hospitalists specialize in treating hospitalized patients. The hospitalist team is on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week providing ongoing and emergency care.
Will I see other doctors in the hospital?
If necessary, the Hospitalists team consults with specialists such as cardiologists or oncologists. The goal is to provide the most effective care possible when it is needed.
How does the Hospitalists program work?
Your primary care physician or specialist, such as a cardiologist, may recommend that you receive care in a hospital setting. Your doctor works with the Hospitalists team to coordinate your admission. In the event of an emergency situation, your primary care physician is notified of your admission. While you are in the hospital, your doctor and the Hospitalists team review your treatment and progress to provide the best care possible.
What services do hospitalists provide?
The Hospitalists team:
- Assesses your condition
- Develops a treatment plan
- Coordinates your care within the hospital
- Reviews your progress with your physician
- Transitions your medical care back to your physician when you are discharged
What are the benefits to me?
The biggest benefit to you is the quality of your care around the clock, seven days a week. The Hospitalists are able to react quickly to changing conditions or test results. They partner with your physician resulting in the highest standard of coordinated care. Medical complications and the length of your hospital stay are reduced resulting in lower costs.