Hospitalist Services

Improving continuity of care for our patients.

If your healthcare requires a stay at Pullman Regional Hospital, you’ll be cared for by a kind of doctor you may not be familiar with: a hospitalist.

One of the fastest growing fields of medicine, hospitalists specialize in in-patient stays as their primary focus of care, communicating with the patient, their family and the nursing staff about a patient’s course of treatment.

These doctors practice in the hospital, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, monitoring their patients' conditions, making treatment decisions with input from primary care doctors and coordinating patient care among all members of the hospital staff. This provides continuity of care, and it’s not hard to see why a growing trend of research suggests hospitalists improve the overall quality of patient care.

Hospitalists are readily available, able to recognize and react quickly to any changes in their patient's condition. Another asset is a specialized skill set in treating health problems common among hospitalized patients, such as pneumonia, infections, heart attacks and congestive heart failure.

"People who are sick and in the hospital are at their most vulnerable.  It can be very frightening.  It is a gift to get to care for people at this time, and put patients and their families at ease.  It is wonderful to watch people improve over a hospital stay." - Dr. Stephanie Fosback

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Specializing in caring for hospital patients

One of the fastest growing fields of medicine, hospitalists specialize in in-patient stays as their primary focus of care, communicating with the patient, their family and the nursing staff about a patient’s course of treatment.

Our Staff
Karen Geheb, MD
Internal Medicine

Director of Pullman Regional Hospital Hospitalist Services, Dr. Geheb has been with Pullman Regional Hospital since 1999. Recipient of the Guardian Angel award—a grateful patient honorary gift—Dr. Geheb exemplifies the caring and compassionate nature of quality physicians on the Palouse.

Dennis L. Simpson, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Simpson is a board certified internist, specializing in non-invasive cardiology, proudly practicing on the Palouse since 1982. As part of the Palouse Medical internal medicine team, he provides a wide variety medical services and adult primary care to area residents in addition to his role as a Pullman Regional Hospital hospitalist.

Stephanie M. Fosback, MD
Internal Medicine

As a board certified internist, Dr. Stephanie Fosback provides primary care at Palouse Medical. She enjoys working with patients on all medical issues and has a special interest in women’s health, dermatology and rheumatology, in addition to her role as a Pullman Regional Hospital hospitalist.

Rodney R. Story, MD
Internal Medicine

Triple board certified in family medicine, palliative care/hospice, and hospital medicine, Dr. Story has been part of the Pullman Regional Hospital team since 2010.

Selvasaravanakumar Navaneethakrishnanpoovan, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. "Kumar," as he is more commonly known in the medical community, has provided care to Pullman Regional Hospital patients since 2012.