When your child requires hospitalization, care will be delivered and coordinated by a pediatric hospitalist, a specialized hospital physician devoted to your child’s care during his or her hospital stay. Care is closely coordinated with your regular pediatrician, from admission to post-discharge treatment plans that ensure appropriate follow-up or long-term care.
During your child’s stay, the pediatric hospitalist will:
- Guide you through admission to the hospital.
- Assess and treat your child’s medical condition.
- Regularly report progress to your child’s pediatrician.
- Coordinate your child’s care, including all tests such as X-rays, blood tests or other procedures.
- Arrange any specialty care, therapy or consultations with other providers.
- Be available to both you and your family to provide information and answer questions.
- Transition your child’s care back to his or her pediatrician upon discharge.
Pediatric Care and Conditions
- Care of newborns and conditions occurring around the time of birth
- Infections of the skin, urinary tract, intestine
- Respiratory illness such as pneumonia, acute and chronic bronchitis, croup and other illnesses affecting the nose, throat and trachea
- Infectious diseases of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys
- Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma
- Recovery from surgery or injury
- Common pediatric illnesses, such as flu and dehydration
- Viral infections
- Fractures of the arm and leg
- Fluid and electrolyte disorders
- Fever of unknown origin
- Pediatric PICC lines
- High-flow nasal cannula
- Continuous Albuterol
- ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) general surgery