Inpatient Services

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Inpatient Services - Male nurse in scrubs at patient's bedside
We recognize the special relationship among nurses, providers, and you.

At New London Hospital (NLH) we provide excellent inpatient care when you are in the hospital.

Learn more about our inpatient services:

Hospitalist program

A hospitalist is a medical doctor specializing in the care of patients in the acute care setting. Our hospitalist program began in August of 2004. Our purpose is to improve care for you while you are in the hospital. When we admit you to the hospital, the hospitalist manages all aspects of your hospitalization, including:

  • Admission
  • Coordination of care with specialists, as needed
  • Discharge
  • Lab work
  • Ordering tests

Our hospitalist communicates care plans with you, your family, and your primary care provider. The surgical specialists use the hospitalist for consultations on medical issues.

Medical and surgical unit

Our medical and surgical unit includes 21 private rooms where we provide both acute and skilled care. Our team of professionals offers personalized care for you and your family. Physicians and nurses collaborate daily on treatment and discharge plans. We work together to help you toward a speedy recovery.

Office of Care Management

Care Management collaborates with the health care team, you and your family, and the community. We provide a continuity of care that promotes a smooth transition from the hospital to home or another facility.

Our staff and services include:

  • Activities therapy
  • Nurse care managers
  • Social work

Special care unit

Our 4-bed special care unit has several monitoring systems. The nurses in this unit provide care when you need close observation.

Swing beds and skilled care

Sometimes, as a patient, you may no longer need acute care but may need a short period of skilled nursing or rehabilitation. Our swing beds provide a place for you to remain at the hospital during this time. You may be transferred to another facility for further skilled nursing or rehabilitation.