University Wards

Academic Hospitalists in our division staff approximately 80% of the University Teaching Service along with some of our outstanding sub-specialist colleagues who have been recognized for their teaching and clinical care.  The service consists of 5 ward teams, each of which is composed of one senior resident, two interns, a case manager/social worker, often a pharmacist, as well as medical students rotating through their core and sub-I rotations.  

The medicine wards serves as the backbone of the rotations for the medicine residents. In addition to clinical rounds and bedside teaching, our hospitalists also enhance the educational experience for residents and students through multiple modalities including teaching conferences, simulation and other quality improvement projects that directly affect patient care on the wards.

Medicine Consult Team

The Medicine Consult/Procedure Team is also staffed by faculty in the Hospitalist Division.  This team consists of 1 senior resident and a hospitalist and assists with medical consultation for any service at SHC or LPCH that is not staffed by a hospitalist co-manager. 

Procedure Service

The Procedure Service is integrated into the Medical Consult team and serves to educate and support the inpatient medicine teams to reduce procedure-related complications.  All procedures are done with the assistance of bedside ultrasound and trainees receive training in our simulation center in advance.  Commonly performed procedures include:

  • Central venous line access
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Knee joint arthrocentesis
  • Abscess I&D

Surgical Co-Management Services

The Stanford Co-management programs were created in partnership with their respective departments of surgery, representing a significant partnership of the Hospitalist Medicine Division to the Stanford community beyond the Department of Medicine.  The goal of the program is to provide the highest quality care to surgical patients by combining the strength of medicine and surgery. Each of these three of these services employs two hospitalists, each with specific expertise in peri-operative care related to their field. These services include:

  • Orthopedic Co-management
  • Cardiothoracic Co-management
  • Neurosurgical Co-management

The Orthopedic Co-management team also operates the Hospitalist Consult Clinic (HCC) for the assessment and optimization of medical conditions prior to surgery. This program has been successful in improving the outcome of orthopedic patients since the program was started.

Stanford ValleyCare 

The Stanford ValleyCare Hospitalist Group was formed in 2015 and is dedicated to the Stanford Medical Center's missions of excellence in clinical care, quality improvement, teaching, and research. Stanford ValleyCare Hospital is located in Pleasanton,California.  This 242 bed hospital serves the Tri-Valley and surrounding communities and is the site for the Hospitalist Rotation which is available to Internal Medicine residents.  Medical students will also have the opportunity to rotate at this site as part of their Internal Medicine Clerkship in the near future.