What is a Pediatric Hospitalist?
A pediatric hospitalist is a doctor who specializes in caring for children from birth to 18 years while they are in the hospital. They are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely ill children who require hospitalization. Because our pediatric hospitalists practice inside the hospital, they are ready and available for the type of care required by hospitalized children and their family. Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s hospitalists work closely with your child’s physician and communicate with your doctor regarding your child’s admission to the hospital and follow-up care. Your regular doctor may visit your child in the hospital at any time.
THE HOSPITALIST TEAM HELPS:
When you need a specialist.
When specialty care is needed, the team will work with you to arrange coordinated subspecialty care.
When you leave the hospital.
When your family is discharged from the hospital, your child will return to the care of your primary doctor who will resume the responsibility for your child’s medical care. The team will provide him or her with a written report of important medical information about your child’s hospitalization and discharge plan. They will also help arrange follow-up care, prescribe any medicines, and arrange for special medical equipment if needed.
When you don’t have a primary care provider.
If you do not have a doctor or other primary health care provider, the hospitalist team, and other PMH Medical Center staff, will help you find one to care for your child after you leave the hospital.
Who makes up our Pediatric team?
Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s Pediatric Hospitalists are a team of pediatricians who have completed four years of medical school and at least three years of pediatric residency. They work collaboratively with your primary care provider as well as with pediatric subspecialists as needed to provide the highest quality inpatient experience for your child and family. Through a partnership with Kadlec Regional Medical Center, our pediatric hospitalist team is working to provide services that previously have not been available in our community.
For more information about our Hospital Medicine services, call (509) 786-2222.