At Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, we provide excellent hospital care. Our physician’s primary role is to provide comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. These physicians also known as called hospitalists, assist patients through the continuum of hospital care, often seeing patients in the emergency department and, if admitted, following them into the acute care or critical care unit and organizing post-hospital care.
Hospitalists are internal medicine board-certified and do not practice medicine outside of the hospital. Rather they choose to manage the care of hospital inpatients, including those in the intensive care unit. Hospitalists host a range of responsibilities including daily patient monitoring and ordering tests and procedures, to following up on treatment and coordinating care between the hospital, primary care physicians and specialists. Hospitalists also consult with patients and other physicians’ pre and post-surgery, creating a safe and proven effective healing environment for our patients.