SBL Hospitalist Program
|Babatunde Alao, MD||Allison Alumbaugh, APN, FNP-BC||Sheri Barnett, APN, AGACNP-BC||Jagan Bokka, MD|
|Mussarat Bukhari, MD||Arli Bumatayo, MD||Ahmed Tarek Elrakhawy, MD||James Hildebrandt, DO|
|Stacy Ordner, RN||Melissa Paholke, MD||Sergio Rodriguez, MD||Richard Snowden, MD|
|Joseph So, MD|
SBL Hospitalists are doctors and advanced practice nurses who have advanced training and experience in the special medical care needed by people during a hospital stay. They are on site at the Health Center to provide people with ongoing and immediate care and will work as partners with many of SBL's primary care doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The hospitalists will work with our Emergency Department doctors, primary care doctors and other critical members of our healthcare team to provide efficient, quality care from the time people are admitted to the Health Center until the time they leave.
The hospitalist will communicate with the primary care doctor and other providers regularly throughout the patient's hospital stay, thus ensuring that the patient receives the best care possible. When the patient is ready for discharge, the primary care doctor and other providers will receive detailed information about the hospitalization and continuing care needs, and appropriate followup care will be scheduled.
One advantage of this new type of care is that hospitalists are more available throughout the day to talk with patients and their family members, follow up on test results, answer nurses' questions and respond quickly to issues that may arise. In many instances, the hospitalist may see a patient more than once a day to assure that care is going according to plan, and to explain test findings to patients and family members.
The service provides assurance to both doctors and their patients that ongoing and immediate care is being provided during a hospital stay. By caring for only people during a hospital stay, hospitalists are able to develop expertise in the more acute, complicated care needed by patients in the hospital with more severe conditions. Hospitalists at SBL will be in the Health Center from 7 am to 7 pm every day, and can meet with family members at various times other than during rounds. Should a medical condition require attention throughout the night, one of the hospitalists is always available.
The hospitalists' office is located on the ground floor of the Health Center. For more information, call the Hospitalist office at (217) 238-HEAL (4325).