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:

  • Apparent life-threatening events
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Croup
  • Dehydration
  • Diagnostic dilemmas
  • Eating disorders
  • Failure to thrive
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Lead poisoning
  • Multisystem disease
  • Neonatal jaundice
  • Newborn fever
  • Pneumonia
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Viral gastroenteritis

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.