Every time you turn around, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is announcing an exemplary addition to their staff.
This week it was announced that John Patrick Blundell, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Memorial as a member of its hospitalist team.
The term "hospitalist" refers to physicians whose practice emphasizes providing care for hospitalized patients.
An internist who served his residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Blundell is a graduate of Jagiellonian University Medical College in Krakow, Poland.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and a member of the American College of Physicians.
The Society of Hospital Medicine has adopted the following official definition of "hospitalist."
“Hospitalists are physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient care, teaching, research, and leadership related to Hospital Medicine.
The term was first used in a New England Journal of Medicine article in August of 1996. While some doctors have emphasized inpatient care for many years, there has been an explosive growth in the number of such doctors since 1994.