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Your Healthcare Team

Physicians: Your doctor, or the hospitalist assigned to you, will oversee your care, procedures and specialist evaluations.

A hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in treating patients who have been admitted to the hospital. Your hospitalist will monitor your condition and answer any questions you or your family may have. Also, your hospitalist will communicate with your primary care doctor when you are discharged to keep them informed of your medical status.

Nurses: A team of professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nurse assistants will provide skilled care around the clock and stay informed about your needs and condition.

Pharmacists: Your prescriptions and medications will be prepared by registered pharmacists in our pharmacy.

Therapists: If physical, occupational or speech therapy is prescribed for you, our team of experienced therapists will work to help you regain your independence and quality of life.

Diagnostic team: Tests or procedures will be conducted by specially-trained technicians either in your room or in other areas of the hospital.

Residents & Fellows: Patients and families can rest assured they are receiving the best care and treatment when being seen by a resident or fellow. Having already finished medical school, they are well trained to serve as your doctor. Fellows are going through advanced specialty or sub-specialty training. Residents and fellows work in teams with nurses, physician’s assistants and board certified physicians.

Patient Advocates: If you or your family members have concerns about your experiences at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, patient advocates are available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm Patient advocates act as liaisons between the hospital and you or your family to address questions and concerns. Advocates work with both parties to resolve any issues. To request a patient advocate, dial 7636. Please leave your name and a number where you can be reached, and an advocate will return your call as quickly as possible. If your concern requires immediate attention, your nurse or nurse manager can help locate a patient advocate.

Care Management: If you must arrange for further care to be provided for you after your discharge, ask to see a Care Management representative. These specialized nurses and social workers work with you, your family, your doctor, the healthcare team and your insurance company to help you make a smooth transition to home, a rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facility. They will help you identify and arrange home or hospice care, including medical equipment, so that you may continue to recuperate from your illness or surgery. To contact a Care Management representative, dial 7398. Please leave your name and room number if they are not in the office, and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If your concern requires immediate attention, please tell your nurse.

Patient meals: Under the supervision of registered dietitians, you will be served three appetizing, nutritious meals daily. You will receive a menu based on the diet your doctor has prescribed. Breakfast is served between 8 am and 9 am; lunch between noon and 1 pm; and dinner between 5 pm and 6 pm. If you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know.

Religious services: If you would like to speak with a chaplain or member of the clergy from your faith, ask a member of your healthcare team or dial 0 on a hospital phone.