Sanford Worthington implements hospitalist program
WORTHINGTON -- If you or a family member are sick enough that you must be checked into the hospital, Sanford Worthington Medical Center has a new option in care. The new hospitalist program has been implemented and is comprised of one physician, ...
WORTHINGTON - If you or a family member are sick enough that you must be checked into the hospital, Sanford Worthington Medical Center has a new option in care.
The new hospitalist program has been implemented and is comprised of one physician, Evelyn Ivy Mwangi, M.D., and her team of locum hospitalists who specialize in caring for patients in the hospital setting. All physicians are board-certified in internal medicine.
Dr. Mwangi and her team of locum hospitalists do not maintain an outpatient practice, allowing them to be exclusively available to patients in the hospital. They promptly respond to changes in patient conditions and are available to answer questions or concerns family members and patients may have.
They lead a collaborative team of health care providers including physician specialists, registered nurses, pharmacists, social workers, respiratory therapists, and physicial and occupation therapists to help deliver care that is timely, effective and patient-centered.
Throughout a patient’s visit, the hospitalists work and communicate with the patients referring doctor to assure the best care. Once the team assists patients through a smooth and speedy recovery, the patients return to their primary care physician or specialist.
“The Sanford Worthington Medical Center hospitalist program not only benefits our patients in the hospital, it also helps patients seeing a primary care physician,” Mwangi said. “Your primary care physician becomes more available to you in the office, and the hospitalist is more available to you and your family when you are at your sickest and admitted to the hospital.”
For more information on Sanford Worthington Medical Center’s hospitalist program, call 372-2941.