What is a Hospitalist?

Hospitalists are doctors who focus on the general medical care of hospitalized patients. At Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, these physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Hospitalist’s Job

Saint Francis’ hospitalist program leads to shorter Medical Center stays, decreased costs, and better care for patients. Hospitalists are dedicated to coordinating 
and managing the healthcare needs of each patient from admission to discharge, and help ensure a seamless continuum of care among primary care doctors, physician specialists, and inpatient care providers.

Hospitalists at Saint Francis Medical Center are also available for consultation on complex medical issues for patients undergoing treatment by a surgeon or specialist.


For more information about Saint Francis’ Hospitalist Services, call 573-331-5770.