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.
- 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.