Mahaska Health Partnership enlists high quality medical staff to meet the unique health needs of our patients. On January 1, 2013, Mahaska Health Partnership joined a growing national trend in healthcare by starting a hospitalist program. The hospitalist program ensures immediate access to their expertise and care.
A hospitalist is a physician who is solely dedicated for caring for patients in the hospital setting. This physician acts as your primary care provider while you are an inpatient. The hospitalist maintains close communication with your primary care provider and informs him or her of any changes in your condition or treatment. Having a hospitalist program should lead to shorter wait times and easier access to physicians in the clinic setting and shorter hospital stays with quicker discharge in the inpatient setting.