Hospital-Based Medicine Institute

Inpatient care

Home Services Inpatient care

Personalized, compassionate care when you need it most

Staying in a hospital is something that we all want to avoid, but sometimes it is necessary. If you have an inpatient stay at one of our facilities, you will be treated like family. Our healthcare team goes the extra mile to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment so you can focus on recovery.

In most situations, you will receive care from either your specialist or a hospitalist physician instead of your primary care physician. The doctors and nurses in the hospital also work with a team of professionals who may be involved with your care including: social workers, case managers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, dietitians as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists. This healthcare team will report on your condition at your bedside, involving you and your family in your healthcare plans and decisions.

While you are an inpatient at a Novant Health hospital, you may be cared for on one of the units described below:

Medical surgical unit

This is the most common type of hospital unit and it is where most patients spend the night in our hospitals. The doctors, nurses and other clinical staff are trained to care for patients recovering from illness or injury as well as those who need additional care after a surgery.

Specialty units

Some of our hospitals have specialty medical surgical units that are focused on treating specific health conditions ranging from cancer, heart disease, behavioral health and maternity to brain and nervous system conditions.

Intensive care units

All of our hospitals have intensive care units (ICU) to provide critical care to patients facing a life-threatening illness. Some of our larger hospitals also have specialized intensive care units including:

To learn more about our inpatient services, contact the Novant Health location nearest you.