While the doctors at Creekside Medical all have admitting privileges at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital, we utilize the hospitalist team for both our Internal Medicine as well as our Pediatric patients, apart from newborns.
A hospitalist is a specialist who provides medical treatment to patients while they are in the hospital. They specialize in all aspects of a patient’s care – from admission until discharge. Because hospitalists don’t maintain a private practice, their time is devoted solely to caring for hospitalized patients. Should our patient’s condition change rapidly there is always a hospitalist on site who can assess the patient quickly. We work closely with the hospitalists and make every attempt to ensure that they have access to all information from Creekside that would be helpful in their diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. The hospitalists keep us abreast of our patient’s hospital course so that we may work as a team, ensuring a smooth transition out of the hospital.
While we think PeaceHealth Southwest Washington Medical Center is also an excellent hospital, our proximity to Legacy enables us to round on your newborn at Legacy Salmon Creek. Each of the doctors at Creekside take turns rounding on our newborns, and one of our physicians will see your baby every day he or she is in the hospital from birth until discharge.