Meet Our Hospitalist Team
Welcome to Catawba Valley Health System from the Catawba Valley Hospitalists.
It is our privilege to serve as your doctor during your visit to the hospital.
Hospitalists are experts trained in internal medicine and specialize in
in-hospital care. We are dedicated to delivering excellent hospital care
24 hours per day.
Your hospitalist will visit you every day during your stay. This visit may occur at any time between 7am and 5pm. If you have a specific
need to plan a time for your visit, please ask your nurse to notify your
There is always a hospitalist available in the hospital. If you have an emergency after hours, you may be evaluated by another member
of our hospitalist team. Depending on how long you are here, your care
may be transitioned to another hospitalist. If there is a transition of
care, your provider will notify you in advance.
During your stay, we will serve as your primary care provider. At discharge, we will communicate the details of your stay to your outpatient
primary care physician. When you are ready for discharge, your care will
be transitioned back to your primary care provider with recommendations
for appropriate follow up appointments, and any additional testing or
treatments you may require.
While you are in the hospital, there may be reasons for you to be seen by other
specialists. It can be confusing to hear opinions from different providers.
As your hospitalists, it will be our role to assist you in understanding
the information presented to you. If you have any questions about your care, the hospitalist will be able
to coordinate and communicate with the other providers to help you understand
your plan of care.
The hospital assigns specially trained nurses called Patient Care Managers
(PCMs) to every patient. The PCMs will be your primary contact during
your stay and will assist the hospitalist in our efforts to communicate with you, coordinate your care, and assist
with discharge arrangements. Please contact your PCM when you have questions.
Catawba Valley Hospitalists are committed to providing you with an outstanding
experience at Catawba Valley Health System. If you have any questions
about your care, concerns about your plan or need additional information
to better understand your care, please contact your nurse, PCM or hospitalist.