The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Teaching Hospitalists are experts in acute inpatient adult care, medical education, hospital systems and quality improvement.
Our expertise in acute inpatient care range from management of high acuity, complex, multisystem diseases to lower acuity disorders requiring efficient and swift care. The vast majority of admissions to the hospital are cared for by teaching hospitalists as well as nonteaching hospitalists on the medicine wards.
The hospitalist faculty have teaching affiliations with Stanford University and the hospitalist serves as the attending (supervising) physicians of the 8 medicine ward teams. The teams are composed of a medicine resident, two interns, and usually a medical student all in various stages of their medical training.
The hospitalists supervise clinical and bedside rounds, facilitate teaching conferences, and have developed their own comprehensive web based curriculum as an educational tool professorebm.com. They are highly involved in the development of the physicians of tomorrow both as mentors and at the leadership level of the program. We take great pride in their education and many of the graduates of the SCVMC residency program are current teaching hospitalists with us.
The hospitalists also run the Medicine Consult Service in the hospital. The Medicine Consult Service is available 7 days a week and assists other services in the hospital with patients that have acute or chronic medical issues requiring attention or in need of perioperative management. Consultations are staffed by the hospitalist and the service may also have a resident physician in training.
A separate hospitalist transfer physician service works with our Logistics center to provide triage of outside medicine transfers to the institution.
At the systems level the SCVMC hospitalists are involved in leadership, utilization management, operational efficiency and quality improvement-including patient flow, transitions of care, patient satisfaction, sepsis, stroke, global health, addiction medicine and health information technology.