Union Hospital's hospitalist program is dedicated entirely to inpatient care. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients and whose practice is only in the hospital, not in an office. Hospitalists are well-versed in the unique needs of hospitalized patients and work in tandem with internists, specialists and family medicine doctors to continue offering patients the very best care. If your primary physician decides to utilize hospitalist services for your inpatient admission, you can be confident that your primary physician will be informed of all the details of your stay. It is the goal of the hospitalist program to get patients healthy and back to their own doctors for follow-up care as quickly as possible.