January 23, 2012
The Beebe Physician Network announces that internal medicine physician Jude Ediae, MD, joined the Hospitalist Program at Beebe Medical Center. Hospitalists are members of the Beebe Medical Center Medical Staff.
A Hospitalist is an internist or family practice physician who is specially trained in caring for patients in a hospital setting. Dr. Ediae is board certified in internal medicine and is an experienced hospitalist. He earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.
A hospitalist program is one in which a medical center maintains a team of physicians called hospitalists who are based in the hospital and who focus on the medical care of the hospitalized patients. Beebe Medical Center has a team of 12 hospitalists that provides patients with round-the-clock coordination of care during their stay in the hospital. The physicians follow patients' progress, order tests and prescriptions as needed, answer patient and family questions, consult with specialists and communicate with primary care physicians.
These physicians not only have an expertise in the hospital's processes, resources and staff, but they are experienced at dealing with the hospitalized patients of today who are routinely much sicker than they have been in the past when outpatient services were not so advanced and utilized.
Julie Holmon, M.D., is the Medical Director of the Hospitalist program at Beebe Medical Center.
Beebe Medical Center is a not-for-profit community medical center with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health with the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. For more information, please visit us online at www.beebemed.org