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:
- Academic 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.
- After-Hour Teaching Service (ATS): Responsible for teaching and supervising Internal Medicine residents during the evening and night shifts
- 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.
- Hematology/Oncology C Service: Responsible for the care of patients with an active/past diagnosis of a hematological or oncology disorder.
- 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.
- 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.
- Perioperative and Inpatient Consult Medicine Service: Responsible for the education of Internal Medicine residents related to perioperative medicine.
- Procedure Rotation: Designed to improve procedural competency of Internal Medicine residents.
- 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.
- Swing/Morning Service: Responsible for admitting patients from the Emergency Department and direct transfers from outside medical facilities.