Your Healthcare Team

A team of skilled healthcare professionals - doctors, nurses, technologists, therapists, and others - is responsible for your care during the entire time you are in the hospital. While you may meet only a few of these individuals, others work behind the scenes to provide healthcare services for you. All employees and volunteers at A.R. Gould Memorial Hospital wear photo ID badges, so you will know who they are and what department they represent.

Your Nurse

When you arrive at your room, you will be introduced to the nurse who will care for you. Your nurse will tell you what to expect and what you will need to do to prepare for your care. Nursing staff, including a supervisor, are on duty 24 hours a day.

Your Hospitalist

During your stay, you will be cared for by a physician called a hospitalist. Hospitalists improve quality of care, your comfort level, and communication with your family because they are on duty 24 hours a day and specialize in providing care in the hospital. Your hospitalist works with your primary care provider to make sure you are getting the best possible care while you are in the hospital and after you go home. You and your family are encouraged to ask questions and participate in decisions that affect your medical care.

Multidisciplinary Team

You may see many others who are involved in your care while you are in the hospital. Other healthcare professionals you may see include:
  • Social workers are available to help you and your family with emotional concerns and connect you with resources outside of the hospital that can help you when you go home.
  • Phlebotomists from the lab may draw your blood so tests can be done.
  • Technologists from several areas in the hospital may administer tests that will help discover what is happening in your body.
  • Therapists help you rehabilitate and enable you to go home faster.
  • Environmental Services Staff work to keep your room clean and help stop the spread of disease.
  • Food Services Staff prepare and deliver your meals.
Many other medical professionals work behind the scenes to ensure you are getting the best possible care.

Volunteers

Volunteers work in many areas of the hospital to improve patient comfort and help patients and visitors to get to their destinations. Volunteers may come into your room to check to see if there is anything they can do to make your stay more comfortable.
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