What is an Ochsner hospitalist?
Ochsner hospitalists are board certified or board eligible physicians who supervise a patient’s care when they are admitted to an Ochsner Health facility. Hospitalists deliver coordinated, personalized care around the clock. They are highly skilled in diagnosing and managing a wide range of common acute medical conditions. They generally have backgrounds in internal or family medicine, but do not maintain private practices. Their time is devoted completely to caring for hospitalized patients.
Once patients are admitted into an Ochsner Health inpatient facility, a hospitalist team will manage their personal care and coordinate all activities and communications about their progress during their hospital stay. The hospitalist team works closely together, sharing information about a patient’s condition with their physicians and other specialists and adjusts treatments based on test results. Ochsner’s hospitalists are committed to creating a caring and positive hospital experience for patients and their families.
Ochsner hospitalists also receive patients admitted through our emergency rooms, outpatient clinics and other hospitals. This ensures that patients without a primary care physician receive the same level of quality and compassionate care from admittance to discharge, without delay or inconvenience.