Pediatric Hospitalists

Hospitalists do not schedule appointments; they care for admitted patients.

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PedsHospitalistsResizeIf your child needs to be hospitalized at Swedish, he or she will be followed closely by a member of our team. Each of us is board certified, and we believe in quality of care and close communication with families and their referring physicians.

What is a Pediatric Hospitalist?

Swedish pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who are dedicated to caring for children exclusively in a hospital setting. While your child is hospitalized, the hospitalist will direct their treatment course as well as assist in coordinating with any needed specialists or other members of your child’s care team.

Our pediatric hospitalists are in the hospital 24 hours a day, every day, so they can closely monitor your child’s progress and quickly respond to changes that may occur in your child’s condition, day or night. If your child is hospitalized for several days, you may meet more than one hospitalist. However, they communicate closely as a team to help ensure continuity of care.

Communication with Your Primary Care Provider

Our pediatric hospitalists communicate regularly with your child’s primary care provider so that they are aware of your child’s hospitalization, condition and progress. At the time of your child’s discharge from the hospital, a complete summary of the hospitalization will be sent to the primary care provider. This will include details of the stay, a list of discharge medications, as well as any necessary follow-up care.

Conditions Treated

Although we treat every child who is admitted, from infants to teenagers, some of the most common diagnoses we see are the following:

  • Asthma
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Fever
  • Jaundice
  • Dehydration
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Sepsis
  • Skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Viral and bacterial meningitis
  • Diarrhea