Hospitalist Program Director Dr. Martin
Dr. Jonathan Martin graduated from Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. He is board certified in family medicine as well as the national board of physicians and surgeons.
The American Hospital Association estimates there are more than 33 million patients admitted into community hospitals annually. On average, each patient has four day length of stay in the hospital.
Historically, family physicians made rounds at the hospital to care for their patients, who were admitted to the hospital. Now, they turn to hospitalists to provide care for their patients while they are hospitalized. This allows the family physician more time to see patients in their office, which also in turn allows a hospitalist, a physician specialized in hospital medicine, to be at the hospital all hours of the day.
Hospitalists are highly-trained physicians who specialize in caring for patients who have been admitted to the hospital. Generally, hospitalists are internal medicine or family medicine physicians. They frequently communicate with their patients’ primary care doctor within the community to obtain pertinent records and keep them informed about their needs after their hospital stay.
Communication is a major priority in each patient’s care and treatment. Cumberland Medical Center partners with TEAMHealth to provide hospitalists to help manage patient care. Their team of physicians partner with the patient, their family, and their primary care physician.
iVantage Health Analytics recently awarded Cumberland Medical Center as one of its Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. The independent study confirmed CMC’s quality of care ranked in the top 10 percent of rural and community hospitals nationwide.
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