In addition to the physicians staffed around-the-clock in the emergency department, many patients at William Newton Hospital (WNH) will now be cared for by dedicated hospital physicians known as hospitalists.
Hospitalists, whose focus is caring for patients while they are in the hospital, partner with all members of the patient’s healthcare team including the primary care physician or surgeon. This coordination assures patient care is tailored to meet individual needs.
In October, the hospital entered into a partnership with Rural Physicians Group (RPG) to offer 24/7 in-hospital coverage by board-certified internal medicine physicians. WNH hospitalists provide immediate responsiveness to both patients and nursing staff within acute, critical, and swing bed units.