Patient Care Services & Your Care Team
You will be treated by a multi-disciplinary team during your TCU stay. The team includes you, your family, your physician, and the medical director/staff from all disciplines including nursing, rehabilitation, dietary, pharmacy, social services, activities, and others as needed.
Your primary care provider may continue to be responsible for your care while you are in the TCU or he or she may choose to transfer your medical care to the hospitalist service. Hospitalists are physicians on duty for the hospital and TCU seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Patients in the TCU are usually not seen daily by a physician, but physicians will be given daily updates on your status and will visit you as needed.
Patient care conferences will take place to allow you and your family to meet with your therapists (physical, occupational and speech,) nurses and case managers. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss your progress, discharge planning and to answer questions you and your care givers might have. We want to make sure you know everything that is happening with your care throughout your stay.