Hospitalist Services

WCCH Hospitalists

WCCH is now offering Hospitalist physicians services in partnership with Western New York Physicians, LLC.  This group will be available for all patients who are admitted to the hospital, 24/7.

They will be on-site from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm every day.  During evening hours (8:00 pm – 8:00 am), they will have on-call availability.

What is a Hospitalist?

A Hospitalist is a physician who specializes in the care of patients who are admitted to the hospital.  Often, WCCH sees patients who do not have a Primary Care Physician (commonly referred to as a PCP).  In these cases, a Hospitalist physician will provide services that otherwise would be provided by a PCP.

How does a Hospitalist coordinate with my Primary Care Physician?

If you do have a Primary Care Physician, then you will still continue to see that physician during your stay.  A Hospitalist is available to work with your PCP during your stay to improve communications and coordination with any of the following: your PCP, our nursing staff, and any specialists that you may be referred to.