Round-the-Clock Support During Your Hospital Stay
In 1999, Singing River Health System introduced a new concept in hospital patient care – access to physician services seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
The result is a more seamless transition from admission to discharge between inpatient and outpatient care. Services are available at both Pascagoula Hospital and Ocean Springs Hospital.
Our hospitalists, physicians specializing in the care of hospitalized patients, have little or no outpatient responsibilities, which allows them to devote their full time and attention to patients who are in the hospital.
Once a patient is admitted to one of our hospitals, the hospitalist takes on responsibility for their care for the entirety of the patient’s stay. Hospitalists are used strictly on a voluntary basis — in other words, the patients and their physicians decide together whether to turn over hospital care to a hospitalist.
About the IPS Team
The hospitalist physician team has over two centuries of combined experience and consists of 19 doctors who are board certified in internal medicine, family medicine, or pediatrics. The team partners with physicians in other specialties, including orthopedics, gastroenterology and nephrology.
Led by the Chief Medical Officer of Singing River Health System, Dr. Randy Roth, the inpatient physician care team also includes one physician assistant, three nurse practitioners and four registered nurses.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a hospitalist and what do they treat?
A hospitalist is a medical provider who cares for patients while they are in the hospital. We work closely with patients, families, nurses, specialists and other hospital professional to care for our patients.
Do I get to choose the hospitalist I would like to see?
No. Hospitalists work in certain shifts and will not always be available. All of our hospitalists are well-trained and board-certified physicians.
Who takes care of my medical needs when I am discharged from the hospital?
You will leave the hospital with appointments to see your Primary Care Provider (PCP) and/or your specialist.