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INPATIENT SERVICES

INPATIENT CARE

    INPATIENT CARE

    New London Hospital is committed to excellent patient care, recognizing the special relationship between
    nurses, providers and their patients.

    HOSPITALIST

    A hospitalist is an internal medicine physician who specializes in the care of patients in the acute care
    setting. New London Hospital began a hospitalist program in August of 2004 designed to improve care for
    patients admitted to the hospital, as well as improve care for patients in the outpatient setting. Upon
    admission to the hospital as a medical patient, the hospitalist will manage all aspects of the hospitalization,
    including admission and discharge, ordering tests, lab work and coordinate care with specialists as needed.
    The hospitalist communicates care plans with the patient, the family and the primary care physician. The
    surgical specialists utilize the hospitalist for consultations on medical issues. The surgical specialist utilize
    the hospitalist for consultations on medical issues.

    All of the primary care physicians (PCP’s) of the New London Physician Practices group and the Newport
    Health Center participate in the hospitalist program.

    Stephen Bissah, MD
    New London Hospital

    PHONE: 603-526-5210

    JOINED STAFF:	2009

    DEGREE: MD	          University of Ghana Medical School, Legon, Ghana

48  RESIDENCY:	          Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center, Brooklyn, NY

    Christina Fitch, DO
    New London Hospital

    PHONE: 603-526-5210 • FAX: 603-526-5118

    CLINICAL INTEREST: 	 Internal Medicine

    BOARD CERTIFIED: 	 American Board of Internal Medicine

    JOINED STAFF: 	      2012

    DEGREE:	             DO, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey School of

    	 Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ 2006			

    INTERNSHIP: 	        Internal Medicine

    	 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 2007

    RESIDENCY: 	         Internal Medicine

    	 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 2009
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