Monday, 25 May 2015
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
Monday
Low  52°
High 78°
Tuesday
Low  56°
High 76°
Wednesday
Low  63°
High 83°
Thursday
Low  60°
High 83°
Friday
Low  57°
High 77°
Saturday
Low  51°
High 66°
Sunday
Low  54°
High 75°
Current Temperature in Liberal KS is 54°  
KSCB Radio News US National Business Health & Science Political World Sports Top NPR Headlines Sports National Headlines
SWMC Launches Hospitalist Program
04/07/2014

When it comes to caring for hospitalized patients, it takes a true team to collaborate around the clock with physicians and support services to treat each patient’s health needs. Beginning in March, Southwest Medical Center added a new hospitalist program to strengthen its approach to care by providing hospital patients 24-hour access to an in-house physician.

 This new program brings in physicians - known as hospitalists - to partner with a patient’s primary care physician to provide treatment to that patient during their hospital stay. Both internal medicine and family medicine physicians have the option to partner with and refer their patients to hospitalists. Hospitalist programs are a growing trend in hospitals nationwide as they offer a number of benefits to both patients and physicians.

 “In traditional medicine, a primary-care physician cares for both patients walking into their clinic and their patients who have been hospitalized,” SWMC President and CEO Bill Ermann explained. “Bringing in a hospitalist allows for inpatients to have immediate access to a physician on-site and for physicians to have more time in their clinics to see more patients. Changes in healthcare over several years have created a need for more access to primary-care physicians, so adding a hospitalist program has been one practical way for SWMC to make that happen in our community.”

 Creating the framework for Southwest Medical Center’s program is hospitalist director, Dr. Andrey Ilyasov. Dr. Ilyasov has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years and worked as a cardiologist and internal medicine physician before using his skills to build a hospitalist program in 2011 at a South Carolina hospital.

 “I moved to South Carolina and started up a hospitalist program in a hospital similar to the size of Southwest Medical Center,” Ilyasov said. “In two years, it was up and running well. Then the hospital was acquired by a larger hospital system - that pushed me to look for another hospital that would be interested in my expertise.”

 Dr. Ilyasov explained there are a few key traits that are crucial to building a successful program.

 “Relationships mean so much to start up and maintain a hospitalist program. That’s what I’m focused on trying to do,” Ilyasov said. “You must also have good support from primary-care physicians. It’s about developing a trust with them and communicating well with all physicians. Hospitalists must also maintain the same style with which primary-care physicians treat their patients.”

 As with many hospitalist programs, Southwest Medical Center’s program allows primary-care physicians to check in on their patients and receive consistent updates on their condition. Upon discharge, the hospitalist will work closely with the patient’s primary-care physician to create discharge instructions and treatments.

 Dr. V. Randy Gill, internal medicine physician, says he sees great benefit for both patients and physicians with the addition of a hospitalist program.

 “The hospitalist program is a win-win situation for patients as well as their physicians. This program will allow physicians to spend more time taking care of their patients in out-patient clinics, while at the same time, knowing that their hospitalized patients are being well taken care of by a qualified hospitalist,” Gill explained. “Not only are hospitalists specialized for the in-patient setting, but they are physically in the hospital most of the time. This means at a moment’s notice, they can be at a patient's bedside. Overall, I think having the hospitalist program will be very beneficial for the patients, and I want to welcome the new physicians to our community.”

 Dr. Ilyasov will be joined by another hospitalist, Dr. Rama Chanda, in the Fall and Southwest Medical Center has plans to add a third physician to the hospitalist team.

 “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to bring a hospitalist program back to Southwest Medical Center. We expect this to be a great benefit to our patients, our community and our physicians,” Ermann said. “We appreciate the support that our medical staff and the SWMC Board of Trustees have provided in making this program a reality for our community.”

 

© SWMC press release
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Charges Filed In Dodge City Mans Death
Liberal Police Department Promotes Officers
Liberal Police To Participate In "Click It Or Ticket" Campaign
Liberal Farmer's Market Looking For Vendors
Redskins Runner Up in Home Regional
Mariga and Paulas Named to NJCAA All American Teams
City Bus To Add New Route In June
Memorial Day Services Scheduled In Liberal
8 States To Get Additional Drought Aid
Redskins Win Baseball Regional for First Time in 23 Years  
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Redskins Runner Up in Home Regional
Liberal Police Department Promotes Officers
Oil, Gas Valuations Upends County Budgets
Dusty Torres is Mead Lumber Athlete of the Week  
Redskins Win Baseball Regional for First Time in 23 Years  
Summer Food Program Feeds Kids For Free
Bishop Carroll Makes Quick Work of Liberal
Wednesday's Regional Scores
Texas County TSET Receives Grant Funding
Andover Central Sheds Liberal's Upset Bid
Click Here For All Stories
Click Here for KSCB Talk Radio 1270 am
Click Here for B107.5
Click Here for The Legend 102.7
click Here for ozzBlog
Click Here for the Emergency Alert Hanbook

©2015 Seward County Broadcasting Company, Inc.
1410 N. Western Ave. Liberal, KS 67901

Emergency Alert System | EEO Public Report Form | The Public and Broadcasting

Powered by Radio Media Group