Dr. William Hoskinson received his medical degree at Rocky Vista University
College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in Internal
Medicine at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
Medicine was a familiar career choice in Dr. Hoskinson’s family.
His grandfather is an OB GYN, his father an Internal Medicine physician
and his mother a respiratory therapist. After receiving an undergraduate
degree in psychology, Dr. Hoskinson completed his BSN in nursing and worked
as an ICU nurse before attending medical school.
He prefers the culture of a smaller town with Gillette feeling like home
to him over other places he interviewed. As a hospitalist, Dr. Hoskinson
really enjoys seeing older patients. He feels that his job is to connect
with his patients and their families and give them honest options about
their care and treatment based on his training and expertise.
The CCH hospitalist program was created in 2008 to provide patients with
immediate, round-the-clock access to a healthcare provider who works exclusively
in the hospital. Instead of specializing in caring for a specific disease
such as a cardiologist or oncologist does, a hospitalist is trained to
take care of you during your entire hospital stay. Hospitalists work closely
with other key people in the hospital, such as nurses, pharmacists, discharge
planners and clergy.
- Hospitalist medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty in the U.S.
- CCH has 11 hospitalists who care for both adult and pediatric patients.
- Today – there are over 52,000 practicing hospitalists.
How does the hospitalist know about me?
The hospitalist uses the medical record to review your medical history.
They can also communicate with your primary care physician or clinic to
request any information they feel is important in taking care of you while
in the hospital.
What happens if I need a specialist?
Because hospitalists are available 24/7 and they know every specialist
and department in the hospital, they will be sure to get you the specialized
care you need.
What happens after I am discharged?
Patients return to their established primary care provider for follow-up
care. If you do not have a primary care provider, we can help you find one.