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Hospital Medicine

doctor and nurse examining patientThe pediatric hospitalists at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center are dedicated to providing specialized care and treatment to children of all ages during a hospital stay. Pediatric hospitalists are board certified physicians, who are specially trained to serve the unique needs of a hospitalized child and family. They act on behalf of a primary care pediatrician and communicate directly with primary care providers to ensure continuous care once a child has returned home.

A pediatric hospitalist may be thought of as a general pediatrician who works in a hospital and cares for infants, children and teens who have been admitted to Connecticut Children’s in Hartford, Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Danbury Hospital and Norwalk Hospital for a range of common or complex conditions, including:

Bedside Care

Hospitalists care for more all general pediatric inpatients and Connecticut Children’s provides special amenities to our patients and families that few other children’s hospitals can offer. In a kid-friendly environment, our pediatric inpatients stay in single rooms with private bathrooms including a shower and tub. Each room is designed for parents to room-in, staying close to their child during treatment and overnight. Pediatric hospitalist care includes:

  • Bedside access to physicians who coordinate expert care within the hospital
  • 24/7 availability and communication with pediatric physicians
  • Familiarity with your child’s condition and course of treatment throughout a hospital stay
  • Efficient, multispecialty care with better outcomes which are tracked daily
  • Family-centered rounds in which the family member is involved in decision making
  • At-home treatment plans developed in collaboration with your child’s pediatrician

Once a child is ready to go home, Connecticut Children’s hospitalists ensure continuity of care with direct communication with their referring pediatrician. A treatment plan is always in place for at-home or follow up care. A seamless and safe transition to outpatient care is critical and highly valued by Connecticut Children’s pediatric hospitalists.

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