Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Our Pediatric Hospital Medicine Service is committed to providing the highest level of evidence-based inpatient care for hospitalized children in collaboration with patients, families, primary care providers, specialists, nurses, and support staff. We aim to deliver safe, effective, and high quality care while fostering education in the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine through research.

Our pediatric hospitalists take care of a variety of patients with an emphasis on evidence-based and family-centered care in a safe environment. These faculty members are experts in inpatient general pediatrics.

Family-Centered Care: The Pediatric Hospitalists at Kravis Children’s Hospital are dedicated to family-centered care. Rounding daily occurs at the patient bedside and is interdisciplinary: including nursing, nutrition, and social work staff. Hospitalists are available 24 hours per day to coordinate, oversee, and manage care for hospitalized children, with the goal to improve medical outcomes and comfort level for patients and families.

Evidence-Based Care: The Pediatric Hospitalists at Kravis Children’s Hospital guide residents in the most up-to-date, evidence-based care for common diseases in the inpatient setting including, but not limited to: asthma, bronchiolitis, febrile urinary tract infection, Kawasaki Disease, pneumonia, and dehydration. Surgical patients in the Children's Hospital are co-managed by the Pediatric Hospital Medicine team to ensure optimal care.

The Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine plays a major role in education for medical students and pediatric residents. All of our interns rotate on the Pediatric Hospital Medicine service at least once in their first year of residency. Senior residents in their second and third year will have the option to rotate on the Hospital Medicine Service. The team structure on Hospital Medicine includes one senior resident, 2-3 interns, and 3rd/ 4th year medical students.