Capstone Hospitalist Group was established by University Medical Center in partnership with DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Physicians and nurse practitioners with Capstone Hospitalist Group care for hospitalized patients at two hospitals in the DCH Health System – DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa and Northport Medical Center in Northport, Alabama. Services include in-patient care after Emergency Room visits or doctor referrals, continuity of care with patients’ primary-care physicians, and patient consultation.
Hospitalist services are common in hospitals across the United States and hospital medicine is now one of the country’s leading medical specialties.
A hospitalist is a doctor who provides care from the time of admission to the hospital until the time of discharge for patients who either do not have a regular physician or whose regular physician does not practice in the hospital.
University Medical Center is the largest multi-specialty medical practice in West Alabama and is operated by The University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences. Physicians affiliated with University Medical Center have been working as hospitalists at DCH Regional Medical Center since 2003.