Our goal is for patients to safely transition from care within the hospital to the community through prompt delivery and full attention to the patients' care needs.
Hospitalist care is provided by a team of doctors, nurses, and nurse practitioners that works with the patient’s primary medical doctor and community care team. A physician or community provider may contact the Hospitalist Care Service for assistance with any patient admitted to University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics under our service of care.
Hospitalist Care Deliver Inpatient Care in a Variety of Ways:
- Collaborate, communicate, and coordinate with all doctors and healthcare personnel caring for hospitalized patients.
- Co-manage and support care for patients requiring hospitalization as part of a surgery.
- Consult with other doctors on medical recommendations in managing acute and chronic medical problems in hospitalized patients.
- Direct care in detecting and treating illnesses causing patients' hospitalization.
Hospitalist Care Clinical Services
The Medicine Service is the largest of the clinical services offered by the Hospitalist Care Program. The staff's primary responsibility is managing the clinical problems of the acutely ill requiring hospitalization. The service is staffed by five teams, four of which are hospitalist-driven. These four teams consist of both resident/medical student staffed teams and non-resident attended directed teams supported by nurses and nurse practitioners. The Medicine Service is staffed 24/7. The service receives patients in the hospital from either a direct admission from the referring community or a transfer from another treating service inside the hospital including those from the emergency treatment center.
Medicine Service Hospitalists: Neeru Agarwal; Saeed Ali; Hirva Bakeri; Andrew Bryant; Mayy Chahla; Brian Daniel; Friederike Fischer; Aimee Foster; Julia Freel; Brittany Frush; Kevin Glenn; Jeydith Gutierrez; Katie Harris; Carolyn Hililard; Melinda Johnson; Ellie Krueger; Carly Kuehn; Ethan Kuperman; Julie Lensing; Brad Manning; Melissa Mohling; Hilary Mosher; Aditi Reddy; Susan Shea; Justin Smock; Sathvika Velur; Abdul Wahab; James Willey; Mark Wilson
The Surgical Co-Management Service is for patients requiring hospitalization as part of a scheduled surgery. The staff's primary responsibility is to support continuing and on-going care of a patient's hospitalization presenting with either chronic or acute medical problems. The service consists of two teams: one team primarily for orthopaedic and neurological related-care; and one team primarily for ear, nose, and throat related-care as well as obstetrics and urological related-care. The service is structured to:
- See patients as an outpatient prior to their admission for surgery and hospitalization Monday thru Friday in the afternoons;
- Follow-up with patients during morning rounds while in the hospital Monday thru Sunday; or
- May see patients in the hospital at the request or consult of a patient’s primary caring doctor.
The Co-management Service receives patients directly referred by their primary caring doctor related to their scheduled surgery.
Surgical Co-Management Hospitalists: Luong Banh; Mayy Chahla; Brian Daniel; Mariko Hagiwara; Katie Harris; Ethan Kuperman; Brad Manning; Eri Shinozaki; Sathvika Velur; Adisa Tokaca
The Acute Cardiology Hospitalist Service is a support service with the UI Heart and Vascular Center. Hospitalists care for a variety of emergency heart-related problems including:
- Myocardial infarction
- Acute coronary syndrome
- Atrial fibrillation
- Unstable angina
- Heart blocks
Hospitalists coordinate acute admissions to cardiology round the clock allowing for short stay of patients for diagnostic and differential diagnostic purposes. During the day, hospitalists receive patients from cardiology and at night accept patients in the hospital from either a direct admission from the referring community or a transfer from the emergency treatment center.
Acute Cardiology Hospitalists: Mehul Adhaduk; Abbas Ali; Saed Alnaimat; Megan Greve; Russell Hamilton; Eric Heller; Hisham Ibrahim; Rupesh Kshetri; Kevin McGrane; Shelly McGurk; Kelly Preuninger; Suchith Shetty; Mohamed Taha; Dinesh Voruganti; Ying Chi Yang
The Cardiomyopathy Hospitalist Service is a collaborative service between the Hospitalist Care Program and Cardiology. The purpose of the service is to provide day-to-day inpatient care for patients with complex heart failure, heart transplants, and pulmonary hypertension. Patients are received on the service directly referred from the Heart Failure Clinic.
Cardiomyopathy Hospitalists: Mehul Adhaduk; Abbas Ali; Saed Alnaimat; Megan Greve; Russell Hamilton; Eric Heller; Hisham Ibrahim; Rupesh Kshetri; Kevin McGrane; Shelly McGurk; Kelly Preuninger; Suchith Shetty; Mohamed Taha; Dinesh Voruganti; Ying Chi Yang
The Hematology Oncology Hospitalist Service is a collaborative support service between the Hospitalist Care Program and Hematology Oncology. The purpose of the service is to provide day-to-day inpatient care for patients with oncologic support and guidance from Hematology Oncology. This includes fluid management and planned admissions for inpatient chemotherapy. Patients are received on the service directly referred from Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Hematology Oncology Hospitalists: Bashar Abuqayas; Luna Acharya; Rachana Amberker; Zabu Myint Aung; Julia Freel; Jamie Hada; Hari Mani; Jenna Nielsen; Danish Safi; Hesham Yasin
Our Care Team
- Julia Freel
- Kevin McGrane
- Shelly McGurk
- Melissa Mohling
- Kelly Preuninger
- Brittany Frush, PA-C