Banner Lassen Medical Center Welcomes New Hospitalist
SUSANVILLE, Calif. (Dec. 6, 2011) -- Michael Azarkh, MD, has joined Banner Lassen Medical Center’s Hospitalists group. He comes to Lassen County from Redondo Beach, Calif.
Azarkh is a Russian Native and speaks fluent Russian.
He graduated from Medical School in South Australia, and has worked in several different hospitals throughout Southern California.
Azarkh joins Banner Lassen’s other hospitalist Fuad Kuliyev, MD.
Hospitalists are physicians who prefer to work with patients who are in the hospital instead of working in clinics or private practice. Banner Lassen Medical Center has a hospitalist on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
A hospitalist provides a high level of one-on-one care during a hospital stay and is easily accessible to the hospital staff, patient, and family members. Hospitalists provide a personal link between the patient and the doctor by ensuring the primary care doctor is informed and involved in the patient’s hospital treatment.
“At Banner Lassen Medical Center, we believe that having a hospitalist on duty provides a focused experience in caring for patients in the hospital as well as improving the continuity of care,”said Cathy Harshbarger, Banner Lassen’s Chief Nursing Officer. “We are very excited to have Dr. Azarkh here at Banner Lassen.”
The hospitalist can pay close attention to any change in the patient’s condition and take care of it right away; the hospitalist is in the hospital the majority of the day and night, and a hospitalist is available to the patients and their families at all times.
About Banner Lassen Medical Center
Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif. originally opened in 1883 as Lassen County Hospital. A 25-bed, critical access hospital, Banner Lassen offers quality care, close to home. In addition to providing our patients with a safe, efficient and caring environment, Banner Lassen offers a wide range of programs and services to aid in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. We offer private rooms and home-like birthing suites.