Introducing East Orange General Hospital Hospitalists Program

East Orange General Hospital is pleased to announce that beginning April 2021, East Orange General Hospital will partner with TeamHealth to provide Hospitalists for East Orange’s patients. As valued members of our clinical community, we want you to be among the first to learn of this exciting news and share details about what this partnership means for you.

A Hospitalist is a physician who specializes in providing care for patients who are admitted to the hospital. When you are admitted to the hospital, a Hospitalist will assume your care on behalf of your primary physician and will be available to talk with you and your family about your treatment. Most Hospitalists are internal medicine physicians or family medicine physicians. All our Hospitalists are Board Certified or Board Eligible in their specialty.

When you are admitted the Hospitalist will review your medical records and may contact your primary care physician to discuss your condition. Throughout your hospitalization, your Hospitalist and primary care physician may communicate during your treatment. When you are discharged, the Hospitalist will contact your primary care physician to discuss any additional treatment needs, help arrange follow-up care, and prescribe any needed medication. Lastly, your primary care physician will have access to all of your medical records following the hospitalization.

TeamHealth is the leading physician practice in the U.S. with a strong reputation for providing excellent service to its hospital partners, they state that its purpose is toperfect its physician’s ability to practice medicine, every day, in everything they do.” One of the many reasons we chose to partner with TeamHealth is the unparalleled resources and support they offer clinicians. Their national network of affiliated healthcare professionals provides emergency medicine, hospital medicine, anesthesiology, general and orthopedic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology hospitalist, urgent care, post-acute care, and medical call center solutions to civilian and military hospitals, clinics, physician groups, and post-acute care facilities nationwide. In 2014, TeamHealth was named among “America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies” by Forbes Magazine and in 2015, TeamHealth was named among “The World’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine. From 2015 to 2018, TeamHealth was named among “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Hospital Review. We look forward to forging a strong partnership with TeamHealth.

Thank you for your continued support as we make positive changes to benefit our clinical and administrative teams and—most importantly—the patients and families we are privileged to serve. East Orange General Hospital is proud to introduce this program and offer increased patient safety, reduced duration of one’s stay in the hospital, shorter wait times, and Hospitalists who have a wide range of patient experiences. Finally, we appreciate and value the clinical expertise and service you provide to our patients and community. Because of you, we are continually closer to achieving our mission to improve the hospital and patient experience.