COVID Hotline

The health and safety of our communities remain top priority as we continue to work tirelessly to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are actively taking measures in doing this by carefully screening each patient for covid symptoms before they enter our facility, having our healthcare workers wear masks, and sanitizing all of our work areas with hospital-grade disinfectant. If you are ill with fever, cough or shortness of breath or have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID symptoms, call 1-800-458-4559 to be connected to our CHRISTUS COVID Hotline. Learn More

Our Approach

At CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances, our Hospitalists are committed to providing quality and compassionate care to our patients and their families. Whether they are explaining a medical procedure, providing updates on a patient’s condition or planning for appropriate care after discharge home, our Hospitalists are dedicated to ensuring that our patients are comfortable and receive very good care while in our hospitals.

What is a Hospitalist?

Hospitalists can be Internal Medicine or Family Medicine physicians and have training in other medical specialties such as Cardiology and Intensive Care. They assume the primary responsibility of efficiently managing the process of inpatient care for medical and surgical patient’s from the time of hospital admission to the time of their discharge home.

Hospitalists do not replace the patient’s Primary Care physician, surgeon or any other specialist, but in fact work closely with them to provide total case management for the entire period of the patient’s hospital stay.

  • After leaving the hospital, should I schedule a follow-up visit with the Hospitalist?
  • I was admitted to the hospital and treated by a Hospitalist and I’m supposed to schedule a follow-up visit with my Primary Care physician, but I don’t have one. What should I do?
  • Will the Hospitalist be my new Primary Care physician?