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Harborview Medical Center
Hospital Medicine Service

The Hospital Medicine Service (HMS) is a traditional hospital medicine service in which an attending physician provides all aspects of direct patient care.

The Hospital Medicine Service (HMS) is our primary general medicine hospitalist-run service. Depending on time of year and hospital census, we staff with either two or three attendings. Hospitalists on HMS care for nearly 50% of all medicine patients who are admitted to Harborview. We provide 24-hour attending-level coverage for our patients through the assistance of our nocturnists. Residents (internal medicine and family medicine) and medical students (Sub I’s) frequently rotate on this service allowing learners to gain experience as an independent hospitalist and providing faculty an opportunity for teaching and mentorship. The service has a team-based social worker, discharge coordination RN, and pharmacist who work with our faculty in the care of our patients.