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Inpatient Physician Services

For over 75 years, Memorial has been dedicated to providing a wide range of health and wellness services to our community.

Memorial’s Hospitalist Program

In the same way a cardiologist specializes in the care of heart patients, a hospitalist is a medical physician who specializes in the care of hospitalized patients. Since hospitalists do not maintain an office practice, they focus exclusively on patients in the hospital setting and are highly skilled in caring for the critically ill. Hospitals have become more complex in recent years, and a hospitalist my be more familiar with hospital routines. 

If you need to be hospitalized, your physician or specialist may refer your inpatient care to Memorial’s Inpatient Physician team. If you are admitted through the emergency department, your physician will be notified. Once you are admitted, the hospitalist team will be in charge of your care and see you daily. Throughout your stay, your hospitalist works together with your physician to ensure you obtain the best care possible. 

The Inpatient Physician Services program allows your doctor to concentrate on the needs of patients in the office—secure in the knowledge that a qualified physician is caring for you while you are in the hospital. This does not mean, however, there is an interruption of communication between you and your doctor. One of the hospitalist’s responsibilities is to ensure continuity of care by keeping your doctor informed of your condition.

Nothing can replace your relationship with your regular doctor, especially if that relationship has been going on for a long time. Since a hospitalist is in the hospital all day, your doctor can be with you and your family in the office during your visits.

For more information on our Hospitalist program, please call (228) 867-4000.

Memorial’s Laborist Program

Laborist programs have gained recognition from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as a means of enhancing patient safety. These dedicated professionals, who are practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, adhere to a predetermined schedule to provide our pregnant patients with continuous medical coverage 24/7. By doing so, laborists ensure that our expectant mothers receive the highest standard of care during this crucial period. They are prepared to assist with deliveries and address medical emergencies throughout every trimester, recognizing that the timing of deliveries is often unpredictable. If your doctor is unavailable at the time you go into labor, you can trust our team to handle the delivery.

Memorial’s Intensivists

Memorial’s intensivists specialize in the management and treatment of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our intensivists possess the knowledge and skills in critical care medicine, allowing them to address complex medical conditions, severe injuries, and life-threatening illnesses. Their expertise extends to a wide range of medical and surgical specialties, as they collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive care for patients requiring intensive monitoring and intervention. Intensivists play a crucial role in making critical decisions, overseeing life-support systems, and coordinating the overall care of patients in the ICU, contributing significantly to improved outcomes for individuals facing serious medical challenges.