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Adult Hospitalist Program

What Is An Adult Hospitalist?

If you are an adult and are hospitalized, you may be cared for by an adult hospitalist, who is an internal medicine specialist. After you leave the hospital, your primary physician or a clinic physician will provide your follow-up care.

What Type of Training Do Adult Hospitalists Have?

These doctors have had at least:

  • Four years of medical school
  • Three years of internal medicine or family medicine residency training

What Care Can an Adult Hospitalist Provide?

Adult hospitalists provide skilled medical care to their patients on a daily basis and are available for patient and family consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They work collaboratively with the primary physician or other specialists as needed to ensure consistent care, and they keep the referring physician informed during the patient’s hospital stay.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Our Hospitalist Program Locations

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