Hospitalists


  • Sound LogoHospitalists are internal medicine or family medicine physicians who specialize in caring for people in the hospital. They do not have outpatient practices. The hospitalists team at Memorial Health includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and a clinical support team. They are employed by Sound Physicians. 

    If your primary care doctor requests it, your hospitalist will take charge of your hospital care. He or she will regularly update your primary care doctor about your health, progress, and any significant findings. Your hospitalist will work with your primary care doctor to prepare a treatment plan at the time of admission. When you leave the hospital, your hospitalist will inform your primary care doctor of any further treatment needs, follow-up care, and necessary prescriptions. For more information or to refer a patient for hospitalist care, call 912-350-1316.

    Benefits of Being Cared for by a Hospitalist
    • A hospitalist will visit you every day.
    • A member of our hospitalists team is available and present at Memorial University Medical Center 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
    • A hospitalist will communicate with nurses, case management, and other physicians to help you heal faster.
    • There is potential for a shorter hospital stay when a hospitalist is involved.
    Contact Information

    For more information or to refer a patient for hospitalist care, call 912-350-1316.


















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    Additional Team Members

  • Jenny Childs, N.P., is a nurse practitioner who received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University in 2008. She worked as an emergency room nurse at Memorial Health for several years and earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from South University in Savannah in 2015.

    Megan Daly, PA-C, earned her physician assistant degree from South University in Savannah. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Elon University in South Carolina.

    Shayla Raines, N.P., is a nurse practitioner who earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. She then earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Raines is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

    Stephanie Walsh, PA-C, is a physician assistant who received her bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from South University in Savannah.  Walsh is a member of the American Association of Physician Assistants, the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants, and the Society of Hospital Medicine.