University Hospitalist Group was established by University Medical Center (UMC) in partnership with DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Physicians with University Hospitalist Group care for patients hospitalized at DCH Regional Medical Center. 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 largest medical specialties.
University Hospitalist Group was founded in 2003 and includes 18 physicians and three nurse practitioners.
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.
DCH Regional Medical Center is a tertiary-care hospital with more than 580 beds, an advanced trauma unit and advanced services in cancer, cardiology, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, critical care pulmonology, gastroenterology, and nephrology.