At Southland MD, we believe in staffing Emergency Departments with skilled, experienced, and committed emergency medicine physicians to deliver optimal patient care and excel in patient and staff satisfaction. By obtaining medical providers that are committed to a facility, Southland MD is able to excel in the teamwork approach of medicine with the ancillary staff and promote camaraderie with the medical staff to assist in meeting organizational goals.
Southland MD also provides Patient Information Coordinators (PICs). They serve as an important link between you and your Southland MD Hospitalist physician. They are non-clinical and cannot give medical advice, but will help patients and families through their inpatient treatment experience. PICs work exclusively with our physicians and are responsible only for our patients. Your PIC will assist in scheduling follow up appointments or finding a primary care physician for the patient.
Our hybrid program enables lower volume facilities to afford Hospitalist programs. The program uses hospitalist physicians to round and develop plan of care on patients in the hospital daily. The hospitalist physicians take calls from the Emergency department and provides admission orders when appropriate. The hospitalist also takes Floor call during this time. Acute issues or general questions that arise between 7p-7a are handled by the ED physician during these off peak hours. This significantly reduces the financial burden on the hospital, while supporting an increase in the inpatient census. By providing support for the local primary care physicians and utilizing the ED providers in the evenings, smaller facilities see a reduction in unnecessary transfers.