Michigan Hospitalists at Chelsea & Michigan St. Joe's Services

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor - 10 East Medicine Unit Team

Michigan Hospitalists at Chelsea (MHC) Service

Director: David Bozaan, MD

The joint venture between Michigan Medicine and Trinity Health has fostered the integration of several Michigan Medicine services at Chelsea Hospital, including the Michigan Hospitalists at Chelsea (MHC) service. Staffed by Michigan Medicine hospitalists, this service provides care for general medicine patients and houses the Chelsea Heart Failure Program. The Chelsea Heart Failure Program, designed and directed by Michigan Medicine heart failure specialists in collaboration with Michigan Medicine hospitalists, was created for patients with heart failure requiring hospitalization. The program begins with inpatient care delivered by Michigan Medicine hospitalists at Chelsea Hospital.

At discharge, patients are enrolled in the Michigan Medicine Heart Failure Bridges and Transitions Program. This program provides patients with close monitoring and education during the first month after discharge. With several interventions, this program seeks to minimize the risk of repeat hospitalization and set patients on the path to long-term success.

Michigan St. Joe's (MSJ) Service

Director: Ruby Marr, MD
Assistant Director: Paul S. Caseley, MD

In collaboration with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (SJMAA or St. Joe’s) and Michigan Medicine, select patients are admitted to a Michigan Medicine staffed 26-bed inpatient unit on the 4th floor of St Joe’s, known as Michigan St. Joe’s (MSJ). This service is an expansion of the former Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, which offers an expanded scope of care designed for all adult patients with general inpatient medical needs, in addition to elderly patients who can benefit from a rounding geriatrician and Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) certified registered nurses.

MHC and MSJ Services

Patients presenting to the Michigan Medicine Emergency Department, and likely need to be admitted for inpatient care, are actively screened by emergency physicians and hospitalists for transfer to both MHC and MSJ. In addition, patients can be directly admitted from Michigan Medicine clinics and the St. Joe’s Emergency Department.

Both services provide timely, high-quality care in a comfortable community setting. Patient care incorporates interdisciplinary care teams led by Michigan Medicine hospitalists (and geriatricians for MSJ), in collaboration with St Joe’s nursing, pharmacy, nutrition, case management, social work, and support staff. A dedicated clinical assistant is also part of the team to support transitions of care, facilitate post-discharge follow-up, and assist the patient.