The Hospitalist Program at Sheridan Memorial Hospital began one month ago and early indications are that things are working out rather nicely for the new program. Hospitalists assume the care of hospitalized patients in the place of the patients' primary care physician. This means that patients of the physicians at the Hospital's Primary Care Practice; Big Horn Mountain Medicine, and those without a primary care physician would be seen by one of the Hospitalists while admitted at Sheridan Memorial.
Dr. Michael Strahan says that the Hospitalist Program is a good way to recruit the ever shrinking pool of internal medicine physicians.
Dr. Strahan points out that the conception of the Hospitalist Program is a way to ensure that there are enough primary care physicians in Sheridan for years to come.
While the Hospitalist Program at Sheridan Memorial may be new, it is something that most hospitals in Wyoming and nationwide have adopted in recent years.