Associate and active physicians have an office and home located no more than a 30-minute drive from the HighPoint Health System hospital(s) where they are members of the medical staff, unless the physician is part of a group with one member who meets this requirement. They also have unlimited admitting privileges at the hospital(s) where they are members.
Affiliate, coverage, consulting and courtesy physicians are considered non-active members of the HighPoint Health System medical staff. These physicians are either active or associate status at another hospital, provide only coverage status for active members of the HighPoint Health System medical staff, or are invited by active members of the HighPoint Health System medical staff to see patients in an HighPoint Health System hospital. Non-active members of the medical staff have limited or no admitting privileges at HighPoint Health System hospitals.
Physicians and allied health providers providing care at this hospital are not employees or agents of this hospital. The physicians are independent medical practitioners who have privileges to practice medicine at this hospital. These physicians include, but are not limited to, emergency room physicians, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists and hospitalists. The allied health providers include, but are not limited to, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse anesthetists.