Case Management And Hospital Care

Case Management

Our Case Management program identifies those patients who require more intensive oversight and coordination of their care. Working with a team of physicians, our case managers serve patients with chronic ailments including, but not limited to:

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic pulmonary disease
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • Coma
  • Cancer
  • Substance abuse

Hospitalist Care

If you are hospitalized, Northridge Medical Group offers the expert care of our Hospitalist physicians. These are well respected community physicians who are highly trained in the evaluation and treatment of patients whose illnesses are severe enough to require a hospital stay. Since they care for all of our hospitalized patients, the level of experience they have is extensive. They manage your care and coordinate the care of the other physicians who may be involved in making you well, including the appropriate specialist consultants. Because of their expertise, the Hospitalists are able to get better clinical outcomes, better patient satisfaction, and better physician satisfaction, and they help to keep your hospital stay a shorter one. They are patient advocates who make sure that tests are done and the results are found out as soon as possible so that the care you need can be started in as short a time as possible. The Hospitalists work with you and your family members to ensure you understand what is going on during your hospitalization and what to expect after discharge.

The Hospitalist who cares for you is usually not the same physician who acts as your primary care provider for your out-patient problems in the office. However,  every effort is made to keep your regular doctor informed of your progress, and the Hospitalist closely works with your physician to make your transition of care following discharge as smooth as possible.

The Hospitalists assess your needs at the time of your discharge and coordinates your post-discharge care with the help of nurse case managers. They communicate your needs to your primary care physician and specialists so that you remain well once discharged. It has been recognized that the use of Hospitalist physicians results in a higher quality of in-patient care and this system has been widely adopted by physicians and accepted by patients. Health plans have similarly not only encouraged the use of Hospitalists but also recognize this method of hospital care as a best practice.

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