On the first Thursday in March, we recognize our health care team members who make up the fastest-growing specialty in modern medicine: Hospitalists. Join us in celebrating National Hospitalist Day this year.
Who Are Hospitalists?
Hospitalists are the specialists who patients see when they are admitted to a hospital. They usually provide general medical care to patients during their stay, and then patients follow up with their primary care physician or local specialist after they’ve been discharged.
The term hospitalist was used for the first time in a medical journal published in 1996. At that time, there were about 800 hospitalists in the nation. Today, there are more than 50,000 — all providing immediate, compassionate care when patients first get to the hospital.
Hospitalists at AdventHealth
AdventHealth Hospitalists are highly trained specialists and certified physicians providing care in a hospital setting to patients with various acute and chronic conditions. Their focus is on patient care and teaching, research and leadership related to hospital medicine.
Hospitalist is the fastest-growing specialty in health care and has grown to supervise more than 75% of all inpatients across AdventHealth.
Hospitalists Offer Uncommon Compassion
Our hospitalists have been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic for the last year, providing compassion and comfort to patients as soon as they step foot into their hospital room. In the face of an unprecedented global health crisis, we can’t thank our hospitalists enough for their unwavering dedication to patient care.
AdventHealth Orlando: Home to Trusted Hospitalists
When you or a family member needs to come to the hospital, rest assured that you’ll be in good hands at AdventHealth Orlando. Our hospitalist team is ready to meet your needs quickly, keep you safe at every step and lift your spirits in as many ways as possible, too. Learn more about AdventHealth Orlando and our care near you.