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Hospitalist Unit - General Medicine (Meyer 8)

The Hospitalist unit is an adult telemetry medicine unit that works in collaboration with a team of nurses, attending physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, physical therapists, nutritionists, home care coordinators, and other adjunct support services. The interdisciplinary team strives for an exceptional patient experience by working together to provide quality patient care. The physician team who care for the patients are at the attending level and have their offices on the unit. The nursing staff are supportive of each other and nurturing to our new nurses and students. The goal of the Hospitalist team is to provide patients with the best possible medical care with world class resources available at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Patient Population

  • The Hospitalist unit cares for adult & geriatric medicine patients with a variety of complex comorbid conditions related to the following systems: respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, hematology, neurology, renal, and rheumatology. Specialty teams, such as infectious disease, wound care, oncology, pain, and psychiatry, are also consulted.

Number of Beds

  • 24

Nurse/Patient Ratio

  • 1:4 on weekdays & 1:4-5 on nights and weekends

New Grad RN Orientation Length

  • 9 weeks
Amanda C. Owen

Why I Choose Nursing in Medicine

"I started on Nelson 4 as a new grad, precepting new staff within my first year and running charge within my second. My nurse manager constantly challenged me to advance my career goals - which led me to earn my certificate as a wound care specialist. Now, as a unit-based expert, I enjoy a high level of autonomy and work closely with the entire interdisciplinary team. I truly believe I've had opportunities not available at other institutions."

—Amanda C. Owen, R.N.