Sponsored by Sutter Health

Affiliated with
University of California, San Francisco

Excellence Integrity Relationship

Core Rotation: Adult Medicine

Contact: Cheryl (Cherie) Green, Rick Flinders

Location: Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital

The goals of the adult medicine service are to know and to care. First-year and second- year residents take primary call, admitting patients through the emergency room (ER) and from the intensive care unit (ICU). A night float system is employed to reduce the burden of call and comply with work hours standards. Residents on Adult Medicine admit patients from all of ourour local Community Health Centers, Veterans, and as well as unassigned patients admitted through the ER. They also follow these same patients admitted to the ICU under the supervision of an ICU attending.

Adult Medicine residents meet twice dailythroughout their day with the Family Medicine service attendingsAttendings: both individually during morning work rounds, and as in a team setting,  including pharmacy, social work, and discharge planning. at noon sign-out to review the status of all patients on the service. Protected Scheduled time is provided daily for didactic teaching by the family medicine attending on the service or and by visiting specialists. Pharmacy interns round and work daily with the medicine team and the chief attends interdisciplinary team rounds to assist residents with optimal discharge planning and follow-up. A night float system is employed to relieve the burden of overnight call.