Members of the Care Team
- - Pediatric hospitalists are hospital-based pediatricians who provide specialized inpatient care and treatment to children who require hospitalization due to an illness or injury. Pediatric hospitalists have completed a residency with emphasis on inpatient management of newborns, infants, children and adolescents.
What types of patients are treated by a pediatric hospitalist?
Pediatric hospitalists usually care for children who are hospitalized due to an illness or injury, or those who are recovering from a recent procedure. They can also provide care for newborns during their stay in the newborn well-nursery.
How does the additional coverage of a pediatric hospitalist benefit patients?
When a child is in the hospital under the care of pediatric hospitalists, he or she is being treated by a knowledgeable team of pediatricians available at the hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This constant presence and oversight provides a child’s regular physicians with comfort and added security through their ability to be on site and address patients’ needs as they arise.