Your Healthcare Team
Central Washington Hospital is dedicated to providing quality services to each patient and family member through an exceptional patient care team.
Your physician plans and supervises your medical care. Your physician may be either the one you normally see, or one you may be seeing for the first time, such as a hospitalist. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in caring for patients in the hospital. Since they work in the hospital, they are never more than a few minutes away if you have an urgent problem. Your hospitalist knows and works with every specialty and department in the hospital, and can help you have a smooth and speedy recovery from your illness,
The time your physician visits you and other patients is called "patient rounds." If you have questions about your medical care, please ask him/her during these visits. In order to speak to your hospitalist, ask your nurse to page him or her.
In addition to your physician, other medical professionals will help care for you while you are in the hospital. Patient care team members may include:
- Nursing Assistants
- Social Workers
- Nurse Case Managers
- Physical, Occupational and Respiratory Therapists
- Support Staff
Every employee and volunteer at Central Washington Hospital wears an ID badge. We encourage you to ask employees and volunteers to show you their badges and explain what they do, if you are uncertain.
Central Washington Hospital is proud to have many volunteers working throughout the organization. Volunteers staff our information desk; deliver flowers and mail; transport patients; run the gift shop and provide multiple background services. Volunteers can be identified by their nametags, pink jackets or navy blazers and their smiling faces. Please recognize these special individuals for the wonderful service they provide to our community. Read more about our Volunteer Services.