NWH in Mt. Kisco, New York is pleased to offer the community the specialized care of full-time Hospitalists for adult and pediatric care.
Northern Westchester Hospital is pleased to offer the community the specialized care of full-time Hospitalists. Hospitalists are physicians who focus their career on caring for patients admitted to a hospital and generally do not have their own private practices.
Northern Westchester Hospital’s Hospitalists are board-certified, internal medicine doctors who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide coordinated, high-quality care for inpatients. The Hospitalists review all clinical information with the patient’s primary physician, including medical history and current illness in order to facilitate comprehensive treatment.
The NWH Adult Hospitalist program provides board-certified, internal medicine physicians who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide coordinated, high-quality care for patients admitted to the hospital.
Hospitalists are available as consultants to assist in the medical management of patients admitted to the surgical, psychiatric, obstetrical and gynecologic services.
At NWH, the Hospitalists review all clinical information with your primary physician, including medical history and current illness, in order to facilitate comprehensive treatment. The Hospitalist will coordinate your tests, treatments and consultations with specialists while you are in the hospital.
Because the Hospitalists are on-site and work with every department, they can better coordinate your care – following up on tests immediately and adjusting treatment accordingly.
Upon discharge, the Hospitalists will send your primary care physician a report of your hospital records, medications and recommendations for follow-up care.
The Hospitalists are always on-site and will visit your room regularly during your admission. The Hospitalists work as a team with the nursing and patient care staff on your floor to deliver high quality patient-centered care and are readily available to respond to patient care needs and to discuss a care plan with the patient and their family members, as appropriate.
The Hospitalist will provide you with prescriptions for any medications that you need to take when you leave the hospital. Your primary care physician will take care of refilling these medications when necessary.
You should call or see your primary care physician to arrange for any follow-up tests and care that you need. If you do not have a primary care physician, the Hospitalist will refer you to a primary care physician affiliated with Northern Westchester Hospital and provide him/her with a summary of your hospital records and medications.
NWH was the first community hospital in the region to launch a Pediatric Hospitalist program.
Pediatric Hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians who are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide coordinated, high-quality care for inpatients. They work with your primary-care pediatrician to manage all or part of the admission process. They also provide Emergency Department consultations and oversee diagnostic procedures. The Hospitalists are always on-site and are readily available to respond to your child's care needs and to discuss your child’s care plan.
Upon discharge, the Pediatric Hospitalist will send your child's pediatrician a report of your hospital records, medications and recommendations for follow-up care. The Pediatric Hospitalist will electronically transmit to a pharmacy of your choice any medications your child needs.
Dr. Adam Hirsch is Director of the Adult Hospitalist Program at Northern Westchester Hospital.
Dr. Irina Zhabinskaya is Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at Northern Westchester Hospital.