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Hospitalist Program

Ensuring Quality Care Throughout Your Hospital Stay


If you or a loved one is hospitalized at KDMC, you can rest assured that a physician is there for you 24 hours a day. Board-certified hospitalists are on staff around the clock. Hospitalists are in-house physicians who manage and oversee care for people who are hospitalized. To do so, they coordinate with patients’ primary care physicians and other providers. KDMC was among the first hospitals in Mississippi to have hospitalists. We started our program in 2002.

Hospitalists also help ensure continuity of care upon discharge. Our discharge plans include an appointment with your primary care provider, who will receive a copy of the plan. Some patients need extra recovery time. For them, we coordinate with post-acute care facilities for a safe transition.

Services:

  • Around-the-clock clinical care for patient needs
  • Care from in-house, board-certified physicians
  • Patient care management and coordination with other providers
  • Transitioning of patients being discharged to their home or a post-acute care facility