Our hospitalists are physicians who work with a member's primary care provider, hospital staff, specialists, and members and their families to ensure that members receive the best care while hospitalized.

A hospitalist's responsibilities include:

  • Improving bedside decision-making.
  • Simplifying orders for medications and therapies.
  • Monitoring and managing member care.
  • Identifying best practices.
  • Planning for the future.

Service Locations

Kaiser Permanente hospitalists provide care at the following hospitals and medical centers.

King County

Kitsap County

Snohomish County

Pierce County

Spokane County

  • Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital

Thurston County

Reviewed 10/10/2016

The Provider Manual is not intended for any use by any party other than as a resource for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Washington's contracted providers in fulfilling their obligations under provider contracts. Kaiser Permanente intends for the manual to be accurate for its intended purpose but doesn’t guarantee accuracy. Providers should comply with the terms of their provider contracts and any legal requirements in the event of an inconsistency between the manual and a requirement in their provider contracts or the law.