The general pediatrics units provide a wide range of basic general pediatrics care, medical and surgical care and consultative specialty care for children of all ages, from infants to adolescents, in a family centered atmosphere. This comprehensive health care for children includes any diagnostic care, physical examinations, laboratory tests and consultation with pediatric sub-specialists needed to accurately diagnose and treat a child during hospitalization.
Children with long-term chronic illnesses, such as asthma and diabetes, as well as children with seasonal illnesses, like the flu or RSV, receive care in one of the two general pediatric units, general pediatrics “Miller West” and general pediatrics “Core.” The multi-disciplinary general pediatrics care team also has significant experience treating children with special health care needs, developmental disabilities, rehabilitation needs, chronic illnesses and those recovering from trauma.
The general pediatrics hospitalist program ensures that there is a general pediatric specialty physician at the hospital 24/7, providing pediatric specialty care, while staying in constant communication with the child’s referring primary care physician or pediatrician during the child’s hospitalization. Specialized general pediatric inpatient (hospitalized) programs in asthma, diabetes and rehabilitation are designed to help manage patient’s chronic illnesses, while integrating patient and family education, research and advocacy into each program.