Highlands Hospital Names Dr. Jacobson as New Hospitalist

Highlands Hospital recently announced that Dr. Scott Jacobson, M.D., is the new hospitalist, effective immediately.

Dr. Jacobson works closely with many local primary care physicians to provide a continuum of care while patients are hospitalized, according to John Andursky, the hospital’s chief executive officer (CEO).

“The role of a hospitalist is to assist primary care physicians with care of their patients while they are in the hospital,” said Amy Fetterolf, the hospital’s director of nursing.

“This allows primary care doctors to spend more time in their offices with their scheduled patients,” she added. “When the patient is discharged from the hospital, a follow up appointment occurs with the primary care physician, who then resumes care of their patient.”

Dr. Jacobson graduated from Pacific Luthern University in Parkland, WA, with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1986. He then attended the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa, and graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) in May of 1997. He attended St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital from July 1997 to June 2000 and completed graduate resident medical training as a resident in internal medicine.

He is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He was affiliated with St. Johns Detroit Hospital from 2000- 2001 and Excela Health from 2001- 2020.

He resides in Jeannette with his wife Michele.