Hospital Medicine Hospital Medicine is an expanding area of general internal medicine practiced by hospitalists, who are physicians dedicated to the care of hospitalized patients. At Strong Memorial Hospital, the Hospital Medicine Division is committed to Medicine of the Highest Order. Hospitalists work in conjunction with medical residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants to provide comprehensive medical assessments and treatments to patients with a variety of medical conditions. They collaborate with surgical and medical specialists to provide state-of-the-art care to patients with specialized needs. They coordinate care with outpatient primary care physicians and other providers to create safe and efficient transitions to other care settings. The Hospital Medicine Division currently has 22 full- and part-time hospitalists who make more than 33,000 visits annually to patients at Strong Memorial Hospital.