At MetroWest Medical Center, your care may be aided by a hospitalist, a doctor familiar with every aspect of inpatient medical care.
When you are admitted to a medical unit of the hospital, a team of MetroWest Medical Center hospitalists will immediately assume responsibility for managing your care for the length of your hospital stay. We make sure that a hospitalist is always
present at the hospital, so they can see you as frequently as your medical condition requires and can quickly recognize and respond to changes in your condition.
Hospitalists work closely with nurses, specialists and other staff to coordinate your care, order tests, analyze results and ensure you get the treatment you need. During and after your stay, MetroWest hospitalists work with your primary care doctor to
keep him or her informed about your condition, coordinate care and arrange for necessary follow-up care.
What Hospitalists Do
Hospitalists will provide the following services to patients in our medical units:
Provide prompt admission and treatment
Oversee your entire hospital stay to provide quality care
Communicate ongoing patient status to your primary care doctor
Arrange diagnostic testing and specialty consultations
Explain findings and discuss treatment recommendations with you
Orchestrate all patient care
Review hospital treatment with insurance companies and payers
If you’d like more information about the Hospitalist Program at MetroWest Medical Center, you can contact Framingham Union Hospital at (508) 383-1000.