St. Charles Hospital's Pediatric Hospitalist Program provides hospitalized children, their parents and their pediatricians with round-the-clock access to in-house pediatricians. Services include direct care of children admitted to the hospital, on-going communication with a child's own pediatrician and pediatric consultations in the emergency room, the nursery and on the pediatric unit.
Admission of patients to the hospital
Medical supervision and treatment for numerous illnesses and/or conditions
On-going communication with patient's pediatrician
Newborn coverage while in the hospital (for babies in the nursery)
Emergency room pediatric consultations
Pediatric Hospitalists are pediatricians trained in the management of children admitted to the hospital. They are on staff, in the hospital from 7 am until 10 pm. From 10 pm until 7 am, pediatric nurse practitioners, specialized in the care of children, are on the pediatric unit to provide one-on-one care throughout the night. Pediatric services include the following:
Children react to illness very differently than adults and need to be cared for differently than adults. Nurses on the Pediatric Unit at St. Charles are highly qualified and experienced in the care of children. Their exceptional clinical skills are matched by the compassion with which they deliver care and the dedication and support they provide for their patients and families.
St. Charles Hopsital's Pediatric Unit features a child-friendly environment complete with colorful murals, video games equipment, DVD's and VCR's. A dedicated playroom is filled with games and toys for pediatric patients and their siblings to enjoy. A parent's lounge is located on the unit and offers a private space for moms and dads to shower, relax or speak privately with the medical staff.
For more information on pediatric services at St. Charles, please call (631) 474-6205.