Expert Hospitalist Care, Close to Home
Hospitalists at Winchester Hospital care for you during your hospital stay. These specialists are board-certified doctors trained in internal medicine or family practice. Hospitalists don’t see patients in primary care offices or in outpatient clinics. Their exclusive focus is providing the best care for you during your hospital stay.
Your hospitalist at Winchester Hospital has specialized knowledge in managing a wide range of medical conditions. We provide high-quality care while you’re in the hospital.
Learn about our policies on visiting patients during their stay at Winchester Hospital.
Conditions We Treat
- Generalized weakness
- Heart disease
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Kidney failure
- Urinary tract infection
Services & Specialties
While you’re in the hospital, you may be seen by several doctors and other providers who work together to provide you with the best care possible. Depending on your situation, one or more of these specialties may work with a hospitalist to provide your care.
During Your Hospitalization
During your hospitalization, your hospitalist will follow-up on your progress and test results, and ensure communication with you and your family. Through My Lahey Chart, you can access your test results, and physicians input while in the hospital.
About the Admission Process
When you are admitted to the hospital, your hospitalist will contact your primary care physician (PCP) to obtain additional information about your history, medical conditions and medications.
About the Discharge Process
When you are medically stable and ready to go home, your hospitalist will write a discharge order and contact your family. Our goal is to discharge you by noon to provide ample time for you to transition to your home or next health care setting.
On your day of discharge, you will be provided with instructions and any necessary prescriptions and follow-up appointment details. Our care team will coordinate any additional arrangements for you if you are transitioning to home health, a skilled nursing facility (SNF), an inpatient rehab facility (IRF) or a long-term care hospital (LTCH). These arrangements will be based on your insurance coverage and input.
Your hospitalist will then contact your PCP with an update on your treatment and recommendations for follow-up care. We will then provide a written summary of your hospital stay to your PCP.