Patient Care

Hospitalists visiting with a patient in hospital bed

Doctors, physician assistants and nurse practitioners from the Division of Hospital Medicine provide around-the-clock, patient-centered care for hospitalized internal medicine patients here at Johns Hopkins Bayview. Our hospitalists provide leadership in hospital operations and transitioning patients safely through multiple levels of care. We have the flexibility to respond to emerging medical conditions, and were instrumental in developing processes of care for COVID-19 patients.

Patient services provided by hospitalists at Johns Hopkins Bayview include:

  • General medicine: Admits patients from the emergency room or directly from the community to the medicine service. For patients on the hospital medicine service treatment will be progressed based on their needs. When patients are ready to move out of the hospital, the hospitalists will work on making the discharge safe and patient centered.
  • Medicine triage : Assigning appropriate level of care & provider teams based on patient needs to better match the patient medical needs to the various medicine services at the hospital.
  • Intermediate care pulmonary service: Our Advanced Practice Providers partner with pulmonologists to provide state of the art clinical care primarily for patients with pulmonary diseases and those needing a higher level of care.
  • Addiction medicine: We partner with addiction medicine specialists to provide evidence-based treatment and links to community resources.
  • Telehospitalist: We provide a bridge of care for patients transferred to post-acute setting.
  • Medicine consult: The hospitalists provide consults for patients with complex medical needs on other services such as surgery, psychiatry, etc.
  • Procedure: Procedures are performed by a hospitalist led service. Interested hospitalist may choose to become members of the procedure service. Examples of bed side procedures performed by this service are lumbar punctures, paracentesis, dobhoff’s.
  • Point of care ultrasound: The hospitalists will provide certain bed side ultrasound imaging studies to support clinical decision making for patients when deemed necessary. Training is provided for interested hospitalists to perform bedside imaging studies.