Agnesian HealthCare welcomes hospitalist Benjie Chong, MD, to St. Agnes Hospital, 430 E. Division Street. A hospitalist is a physician that specializes in caring for patients while they are hospitalized. Hospitalists communicate with the patient’s primary care providers, as well as any other specialists that may be working with that patient. Patients see hospitalists regularly throughout their inpatient stay. They are available all day or night to care for patients. “In caring for my patients, I look at the whole person and evaluate all their needs, whether physical, mental or spiritual,” according to Dr. Chong. “Agnesian HealthCare is a great place to practice medicine, and I look forward to all the benefits it will provide my patients and myself.” A graduate of the Cebu Institute of Medicine in Cebu City, Philippines, Dr. Chong completed his internal medicine residency at Montefiore of New Rochelle (formerly Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester).