Hospitalists have been providing exceptional inpatient care at Hoag Orthopedic
Institute (HOI) since 2010. HOI’s hospitalist program has continued
to grow in response to needs of the hospital and the communities it serves.
The physicians comprising the hospitalist team at HOI are all board-certified
in Internal Medicine and their services are available in the hospital
24 hours a day.
What is a hospitalist?
A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized
patients. The physician dedicates all of their time caring for patients
inside the hospital and follows a patient through their stay at the hospital
to ensure they receive the best possible care. HOI hospitalists are well
trained in internal medicine and well-versed in the unique needs of the
What is the role of a hospitalist during my stay?
Your HOI hospitalist assumes the role of your primary care physician (PCP)
while you are in the hospital. The hospitalist will gather information
provided by your PCP regarding your condition and medical history and
may provide timely updates of your progress to your PCP. The hospitalist
works with nurses and other medical staff to provide you individualized
care tailored to your needs.
What are the benefits of having a hospitalist?
Hospitalists are devoted to the care of the patient 24 hours a day. Therefore,
someone from the hospitalist team is always available to oversee a patient’s
care or respond to changes in a patient’s status. Hospitalists are
dedicated to working in the hospital setting and are familiar with hospital
procedures and staff. This benefits you by providing you with timely,
consistent, and quality care.
What if my family has questions?
HOI hospitalists keep you and your family updated as much as possible.
Hospitalists are available to answer questions in person and their presence
in the hospital helps them to be accessible.
What will happen after I’m discharged?
Your care will resume with your PCP, who will continue to coordinate your
care with your surgeon.
HOI hospitalists have received high marks in patient satisfaction. You
are likely to receive a patient satisfaction survey after discharge from
the hospital. Please let us now during your stay if there is anything
we can do to further accommodate you and your family.