Inpatient Service

Inpatient Service 1

HealthAlliance Hospital is a medium-sized community hospital that hosts our family medicine residency as its only teaching service. Residents and students enjoy a dynamic team approach to care with coverage of patients within the full scope of family medicine inpatient practice. This includes adult medical admissions for the residency practice and several community family physicians, including our admissions to the critical care unit. The service also covers our maternity and newborn patients and all pediatric admissions to the hospital.

First-year residents quickly find this to be their home rotation assignment and develop strong inpatient care management skills under supervision of our faculty physicians and senior residents. Second and third year residents cover the service 24/7 and also provide support to the Maternity Unit and the Rapid Response Teams. The residents are challenged with the breadth of service responsibilities, coverage of acute medical problems, and progressive responsibilities in teaching and learner supervision. Residents work with attending physicians and with Dr. Felix Chang, who serves as Inpatient Director, overseeing morning report and rounds.

HealthAlliance was recently rated "Safest Hospital in MA" according to a recent survey in Consumer Reports magazine. In addition, for the fifth year in a row, HealthAlliance was named a 2013 winner of HealthCare's Most Wireless Award! We are the only community hospital to receive this award five years running (one of 25 Most Wireless hospitals selected from 1,314 hospitals nationwide!)