The GRMC Hospitalist Program
The Hospitalist's Role
A Hospitalist is a physician who is a specialist in the care of hospitalized
patients. The Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Hospitalist Program
was established in 2008 and provides 24-hour quality care.
Hospitalists have no offices or patients outside of the hospital. They
are in the hospital 100 percent of their time, and may see patients multiple
times during the day. Hospitalists can respond to urgent patient needs
in minutes, and are available to order tests and view results in real
time. They're also available at any time to discuss questions or concerns
with the nursing staff.
How Does The Hospitalist Program Work?
The Hospitalist becomes involved in your care when you arrive at the hospital
as a patient, either through your primary care physician's referral
or through the emergency room. The Hospitalist works as a member of the
team with your physician to coordinate the day-to-day treatment, tests,
and recommendations needed during your stay. The details of your care
are shared with your physician, you and your family.
This program reduces your length of stay in the hospital which, in turn,
reduces your cost. In addition, Hospitalists help improve overall efficiency
while ensuring you obtain the best care possible.
A Leader in the Hospitalist Field
GRMC contracts with ESS Hospitalist, LLC (ESSH) to provide the hospitalist
program.Tsering Sherpa, M.D., hired by ESSH, is the Hospitalist Medical
Director for GRMC. ESSH is a leader in the Hospitalist field and provides
first rate, board certified physicians.
The hospitalist program is tailored to meet the specific needs of GRMC
and the communities we serve.