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Local hospital attempting to improve emergent service
The Union

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital will go with a new contracting group for its hospitalists.

A hospitalist — an emergent position in the health-care industry — treats individuals admitted to the hospital in lieu of their primary care physicians, said Debbie Plass, spokeswoman for SNMH.

Often, a person who is admitted to the hospital for a non-emergency medical condition, such as a chronic disease as opposed to a broken arm, will want to see their primary care physician.