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A pediatric hospitalist physician is a board-certified or board-eligible pediatrician who specializes in the care of children who are hospitalized.
Rest assured that the pediatric hospitalists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will respond to all pediatric emergencies in any of our pediatric areas.
The pediatric hospitalist is available to:
No. Private physicians vary in their utilization of the pediatric hospitalists. Your physician may choose to direct the care of your child without the assistance of the pediatric hospitalist.
Pediatric hospitalists at Mercy Medical Center see patients for a variety of reasons. Your child may be referred to the pediatric hospitalist if:
Some private physicians prefer to work with the pediatric hospitalist through a team approach. Your private physician directs the care of your child while in the hospital with the help of the pediatric hospitalist.
Yes. The pediatric hospitalist will communicate with your private physician regarding admission, lab and x-ray results, any change in status and when your child is ready to go home.
If you have any questions about your child’s health care, please feel free to ask your child’s nurse or doctor. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s stay you can contact the nurse manager or refer to phone numbers listed on the communication board in each patient room.