Welcome to the UNC Division of Hospital Medicine, the newest in the Department of Medicine. People often ask: “What is a hospitalist?” Simply stated, we are medical providers who specialize in the comprehensive care of the hospitalized patient. We are available 24/7 to our patient’s needs and are experts in meeting those needs within the hospital system.
The Division of Hospital Medicine physicians and advanced practice providers are committed to the core mission of efficiently delivering high quality and high value care to our patients at UNC Hospitals in both Chapel Hill and Hillsborough. Our goals include: providing excellent communication to patients and families, medical, nursing and ancillary staff, and primary care providers; developing ourselves as effective and innovative educators; becoming leaders in the quality improvement of care delivery. We provide inpatient services including co-management for many of the surgical services and both general medicine and bedside procedure consultation. We are known for our professionalism and excellence as clinicians and teachers throughout UNC Hospitals.
Thank you for visiting our site.
David Hemsey MD
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine
Dr. John Stephens presenting Escher Howard Williams’ poster, Standardizing the admission process using Lean/Six sigma “One piece flow”.
Drs. Christopher Caulfield, Zarina Sharalaya, and Ria Dancel with their poster, Creation and growth of a hospitalist led medicine procedure service: a 2-year experience.
Dr. John Stephens with two of his posters, Variation in physician discharge order time at an academic children’s hospital & Constipation-related healthcare utilization before and after hospitalization for constipation.
Dr. Chris Caulfield presents his abstract, Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients Discharged from the Emergency Department After Referral for Hospitalist Admission.
Dr. Ria Dancel with her poster, A sticky situation: Identifying Froin’s syndrome as a sign of spinal cord neoplasm.
Dr. Michael Craig with his poster, Provider Home Visits to Reduce Re-admissions for High-Risk Patients.