Pediatric Hospitalists/Inpatient Physicians
What are Pediatric Hospitalists?
Pediatric hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians with special training in hospital-based medicine. These pediatric specialists provide and coordinate clinical care and manage the essential bridge between a hospitalized child and his or her primary pediatrician or specialty care physician(s).
Round the Clock In-Hospital Care
Lurie Children's pediatric hospitalists are on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their focus includes:
Providing comprehensive clinical care of acutely ill pediatric patients
Assisting in pediatric procedures and closely monitoring progress, watching for complications and concerns
Communicating with patients and their families
Communicating with the patient's primary doctor and specialty health care team
Coordinating services, including admitting, diagnostic testing/results, and discharge
Providing evaluation and care before and after procedures and surgery
Providing conscious sedation for medical imaging studies
The team includes:
*Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Cadence Health is a collaborative program between Cadence Health, now a part of Northwestern Medicine, and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents of nor employed by Cadence Health or any of its affiliate member hospitals.