What is Hospital Medicine?

Hospital medicine is a medical specialty—just like cardiology and oncology are specialties. Our hospital medicine team, called hospitalists, is in charge of your care around the clock during your stay. The team includes specially trained medical doctors as well as advanced practice clinicians, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. We also have hospital-based neurologists at our Little Rock and Hot Springs locations.

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What is a Hospitalist?

Hospitalists are doctors who specialize in the care of patients in the hospital. They may have the initials MD or DO after their names. Most are board-certified in either internal medicine or family medicine.

What are Advanced Practice Clinicians?

Advanced practice clinicians are nurse practitioners and physician assistants with advanced education and training. Advanced practice clinicians on our hospital medicine team are specially trained to care for hospitalized patients. They may have the initials APRN or PA-C after their names.

Caring for You Like Family

Our hospital medicine team is especially skilled at explaining procedures, answering questions and reducing anxiety for patients and their loved ones. We care for you as we would for our own family. Our standard is compassionate, high-quality care for all people.

Communicating With You and Your Family

  • Listening to you to learn how you are doing and what is important to you
  • Making things understandable for you and answering your questions

Coordinating Your Safe Discharge and Transfer

  • Contacting your primary doctor, surgeon or other specialist for information important to your care
  • Planning for your transfer out of the hospital and for appropriate follow-up care