The Beaver Medical Group's hospitalist program ensures that you will always
have a Beaver doctor available for you if you find yourself at the hospital.
Specifically, the BMG Hospitalist program provides our
patients at Redlands Community Hospital and San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital with
the personal attention of Beaver doctors on site 24/7 365 days a year to help
take care of you. When you go to either
hospital, there will be a Beaver doctor on site with access to your medical
records who can decide whether admission is necessary and to provide in patient
care if it is. We have 30 physicians --
what we call "hospitalists" -- in total who are part of this program. Beaver
is the only medical group locally to have a program like it.
What is a hospitalist?
Hospitalists are specialty healthcare providers who manage
your care while you are in the hospital. This includes diagnosing, ordering
tests, prescribing medications, and coordinating your discharge. Beaver hospitalists are supported by a group
of qualified nurses and coordinators who work with the hospitalists to make
sure that patient stays are smooth and all healthcare needs are addressed.
Beaver's hospitalist program is designed to ensure
continuity of care when you find yourself in the hospital. The hospitalists make sure to communicate
with the primary care physicians and specialists at the time of admission, during
the hospital stay, and at the time of discharge. Our goal is to ensure that all
key physicians and BMG medical staff involved in your care are fully aware and
involved in their patients' care and up to date about any changes in condition
or change in treatment regimen. We also arrange for follow-up appointments to
ensure a smooth transition to outpatient care.
When a patient is discharged, we also provide a summary to
fully document what happened during the hospital stay and anything that still
needs to be done or followed up on.
Why hospitalists are important
Beaver's hospitalist program helps increase the chances you
won't have to come back anytime soon.
Because of it, Beaver patients have a very low readmission rate
following discharge. We believe it is a function of our hospitalist program. Our hospitalist program ensures that all our
patients are not released from the hospital until they are safe for discharge,
whether to the comfort of their home or to a Rehabilitation center to continue
Patients can always readily reach our hospitalist team for
any questions or concerns during their hospital stay or after discharge from