Pediatric Hospital Medicine
770 Welch Rd
Ste 100, MC 5781
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1507
|Phone: (650) 725-8292
General Pediatric Care for InpatientsPediatric hospitalists provide general pediatric care for inpatients whose primary pediatricians do not admit patients to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. We remain in contact with a patient's primary pediatrician to ensure we are providing the best care for each child.
We provide care to patients in:
- The medical/surgical units on the 3rd floor of Packard Children’s Hospital
- The Packard at El Camino Hospital (PEC) unit
Our Mission StatementTo serve our patients with compassionate, family-centered and evidence-based care. We are committed to close collaboration with patients, families and colleagues, and a scholarly approach to:
- Providing outstanding inpatient clinical care
- Educating future physician-leaders in pediatrics
- Leading the improvement of inpatient safety, quality and efficiency
Working Together with SubspecialistsThough we are responsible for a child’s general care, we also work closely with pediatric subspecialists who treat specific diseases or parts of the body. We:
- Collaborate with pediatric subspecialists as needed to diagnose and manage illnesses
- Consult on patients of pediatric subspecialists who request our assistance in managing general pediatric aspects of disease. We also provide guidance for minimal to moderate sedation.
- Are members of the Rapid Response Team, a highly specialized critical care team of physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists. The team works 24 hours a day to proactively evaluate patients whose symptoms suggest the possibility that a patient may go into cardiopulmonary (heart-lungs) or respiratory (breathing) arrest and require medical intervention to help breathing.
- Are members of the code team and respond to major pediatric traumas
Our TeamPhysicians on the pediatric hospitalist team are general pediatricians who have all completed a three year residency in pediatrics. We are all board-certified in general pediatrics.
We are involved in various hospital committees to improve patient safety, education and leadership. We also work to develop patient care guidelines that help us provide consistent, reproducible, safe care for our young patients.