Our Approach

Our Pediatric Hospital Medicine team is responsible for the general admitting of patients to our hospital. Our team focuses on family-centered care, medical education, clinical research, and patient safety. We work closely with our patient care coordinator to ensure timely, patient-centered discharge communication to our families and referring physicians.

Our Services

  • Consultation Services – Our team is available 24/7 via phone for direct, doctor to doctor communication regarding patient care management needs.  
  • Direct Admission of Patients – The direct admission process expedites care by bypassing the usual process of being seen in the emergency department. The patient’s doctor typically facilitates this service.
  • Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit –  We can admit and manage patients in the Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit. This 16 bed unit is located within our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 
  • Pediatric Transport Services – Our transport team, comprised of pediatric critical care registered nurses and registered respiratory therapists, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for transport to our hospital from referring hospitals and clinics in the surrounding areas.

Our Location

The Children's Hospital of San Antonio
333 N. Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207

PH: 210-704-2011

Additional Services

  • Physician Consultation
  • Fellowship Program

Our Team

Vanessa Hill

Vanessa Hill, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

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Lisa Beckner, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Crystal Davenport, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Elizabeth Davis, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Sarah Denniston, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Fellowship Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Amy Flores, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Hetal Gadhia

Hetal Gadhia, DO

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Haleema Harhara, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Manoj Kumar Nepal

Manoj Nepal, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Maria Sandoval, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Leticia Shanley, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Rose Walczak

Rose Walczak, MD

Pediatric Hospitalist

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

Meredith DeFrees

Meredith DeFrees, PA

Physician Assistant

Instructor, Baylor College of Medicine

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Lindsie Arizola, RN, BSN, CPN

Transition of Care Coordinator