At Meritus Medical Center we use a team of hospital based medical providers known as hospitalists to care for our patients. The team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are trained in caring for patients in the hospital setting. They manage day-to-day care and provide prompt and complete attention to all patient care needs including diagnosis, treatment, and the performance of medical procedures (within their scope of practice). They facilitate collaboration, communication, and coordination with all physicians, healthcare personnel, and care team members caring for hospitalized patient. Hospitalists assist in supporting safe transitioning of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the community. The hospitalist’s extensive clinical experience in caring for some of the most complex medically ill patients as well as the hospitalist’s focus on providing patient-centered care translates into safer, higher quality care for our patients.