Kernersville Medical Center
a department of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Inpatient services

Specialized care for hospitalized patients

Although most of our patients are treated and released the same day, in some cases, your treatment may require an overnight stay or ongoing critical care. With an special care unit and around-the-clock care from a team of medical professionals, Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center is equipped to provide you with superior inpatient care.

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When you are receiving inpatient care at our facility, it will often be administered by a specialist known as a hospitalist

What is a hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a hospital-based, internal medicine doctor who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. These physicians bring an increased level of experience and training to ensure that you are well-cared-for in a comfortable environment. 

Typically, your family doctor will have a hospitalist care for you while you are receiving inpatient treatment. Once treatment is complete, the hospitalist will help you transition back to your family doctor. If you do not have a primary care physician, or family doctor, the hospitalist can care for you during your stay. Our hospitalists serve you in a variety of ways, including:

  • Assessing and treating your medical condition throughout your stay
  • Coordinating your hospital care including diagnostic tests such as X-rays, blood tests or other procedures
  • Arranging specialty care including therapy or consults with other specialists
  • Transitioning your medical care back to your primary care physician who will resume responsibility after discharge

Once you are discharged from the hospital, the hospitalist can refer you to a primary care physician for further treatments.

For more information about our inpatient services, call 336-564-4000