Section of Hospital Medicine - Clinical Services

The Section of Hospital Medicine strives to create an inpatient system that provides high-quality, efficient, value-based, patient-centric care.

Examples of the clinical service we provide at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center:

  1. trio of hospitaists with monitorAcademic Hospitalist Rotation (General Medicine E Service): Designed to expose Internal Medicine residents to the work life of a hospitalist. Residents work in a week-on/week-off model and see patients in the Internal Medicine Follow-Up Clinic during their off-week to understand the transitions of care. 
  2. After-Hour Teaching Service  (ATS): Responsible for teaching and supervising Internal Medicine residents during the evening and night shifts
  3. General Medicine A-C Service: These are traditional teaching teams. Hospitalists are responsible for teaching and supervising internal medicine residents, interns and MS-3 and MS-4 students.
  4. Hematology/Oncology C Service: Responsible for the care of patients with an active/past diagnosis of a hematological or oncology disorder.
  5. Intermediate Care Unit: In this step-down unit, a hospitalist is responsible for the care of patients from many areas, including the Emergency Department, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit and medical-surgical floors.
  6. Observation Unit: In this unit, a hospitalist is responsible for the care of those patients who meet observational status with the goal of reducing length of stay and improving the quality of care to our patients.
  7. Perioperative and Inpatient Consult Medicine Service: Responsible for the education of Internal Medicine residents related to perioperative medicine. 
  8. Procedure Rotation: Designed to improve procedural competency of Internal Medicine residents.
  9. Rounder Service: A standard inpatient service where a hospitalist and an advanced practice provider work as a team to care for patients admitted to the hospital medicine service. 
  10. Swing/Morning Service: Responsible for admitting patients from the Emergency Department and direct transfers from outside medical facilities.