JSA has a special Hospitalist program with nine physicians covering more than 15 hospitals in the greater Tampa Bay area. This program is designed to help take the best possible care of our patients who need to be hospitalized.
A Hospitalist is a medical doctor who specializes in caring for patients in the hospital. The JSA hospitalist partners with your primary care doctor in coordinating your care. JSA Hospitalists team up with Care Managers, who are registered licensed nurses or LPN or RN’s. Together, your primary care doctor, the hospitalist, and the Care Manager work as a team to make sure you get the right care at the right facility.
When it is Time to Leave the Hospital
When you are ready to leave the hospital to go home or to another care setting like a skilled nursing center, a Care Manager will work with you and your family or caregivers to help make that transition smooth. Your Care Manager may send someone to assess the home setting you’ll be returning to, ensure that you have any medical equipment or home health services you may need, and more. He or she will also make sure your primary care doctor knows the details of your hospital stay.
Follow-Up after Your Hospital Stay
Even after you return home, a Care Manager will call to make sure you are doing well, see if you have any questions that may not have been answered before you left the hospital, and ensure that appropriate follow-up appointments, lab tests, or doctor visits are scheduled.