Hospitalist Program

Hospital medicine is a medical specialty dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive medical care to hospitalized patients. Practitioners of hospital medicine include physicians ("Hospitalists") and non-physician providers such as Certified Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who engage in clinical care, teaching, research, or leadership in the field of general hospital medicine. In addition to their core internal medicine expertise, hospital medicine practitioners work to enhance the performance of hospitals and health care systems by:
  • Prompt and complete attention to patient care needs including diagnosis, treatment, and the performance of medical procedures (within their scope of practice)
  • Employing quality and process improvement techniques
  • Collaboration, communication, and coordination with other physicians and health care personnel caring for hospitalized patients
  • Safe transitioning of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the community, which may include oversight of care in post-acute care facilities
  • Efficient use of hospital and health care resources

Hospitalist

A Hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the practice of hospital medicine. These physicians have expertise in dealing with health conditions generally treated in the hospital. Since Hospitalists do not have a practice outside of the hospital, they are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Across the country, there are more than 30,000 Hospitalists practicing in 3,300 large hospitals, and in half of all community hospitals. All RCRH Hospitalists/Nocturnists are trained in internal medicine.

Nocturnist

Nocturnists are Hospitalists who only work at night. The main role of a Nocturnist is to admit patients at night and to respond to existing patients concerns throughout the night. Our Nocturnists generally work from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Advanced Practice Clinician

Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are licensed non-physicians. The main role of the CNP or PA is to assist the Hospitalists in the care of inpatients on our service.

Hospitalist Chronic Service

A team of two physicians, one CNP, a social worker, a pharmacist who will care for our patients who have extended inpatient stays. This helps in assisting the appropriate placement for our patients who may need long-term care or special placement after discharge.

For more information about
Hospitalists, visit the
Society of Hospital Medicine website

Our Care Providers

Shahid Ahmad, MD

Hospital Medicine

Shakeel Ahmed, MD

Hospital Medicine

Marc N Aldrich, MD

Hospital Medicine

Mudit Arora, MD

Hospital Medicine

Doreen Aryee, MD

Hospital Medicine

Saba N Awan, MD

Hospital Medicine

Sindhu Bhat, MD

Hospital Medicine

Andrew K Brevik, DO

Hospital Medicine

Ashley Brunmaier, CNP

Family Medicine

Kristen M Corkle, CNP

Hospital Medicine

Binod Dhungana, MD

Hospital Medicine

William C Dir, MD

Hospital Medicine

Bruce D Eaton, MD FACP

Internal Medicine

Mona Elsayed, MD

Hospital Medicine

Gregory A English, DO

Hospital Medicine

David C Evans, MD

Hospital Medicine

Candace R Fetzer, MD

Hospital Medicine

Giri R Ghimire, MD

Hospital Medicine

Chad Hanna, MD

Hospital Medicine

Craig K Hart, MD FACP

Hospital Medicine

Jennifer Hasvold, MD

Hospital Medicine

Jeffrey R Heier, MD

Hospital Medicine

Gerald J Hepnar, MD FACP

Hospital Medicine

Shahriar Heydari, MD

Hospital Medicine

Robert L Houser, MD

Hospital Medicine

Sheereene G Hussain, MD

Hospital Medicine

Jeegar A Jailwala, MD

Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine

Kristi A Jay, CNP

Hospital Medicine

Michael Jensen, PA-C

Hospital Medicine

Randa S Johnson, PA-C

Hospital Medicine

Drew Jorgensen, MD

Hospital Medicine

Divya Kaila, MD

Critical Care Medicine

Angie Kiewel, CNP

Hospital Medicine

Thomas Shull Lemire, MD FACCP

Critical Care Medicine

John E Looby, MD

Hospital Medicine

Karen A Mauer, CNP

Family Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Marisa C Medina, MD

Hospital Medicine

Drew Moss, MD

Hospital Medicine

Raymond W Nowaczyk, DO

Hospital Medicine

Nnamdi A Nwafo, MD

Hospital Medicine

Basanta Pathak, MD

Hospital Medicine

Marina K Petukoff, MD FACP

Hospital Medicine

Pushpa R Poudel, MD

Hospital Medicine

Braj N Singh, MD

Hospital Medicine

D. Eric Sizemore, DO

Hospital Medicine

Matthew Werpy, DO

Hospital Medicine

Allison Wood, MD

Hospital Medicine