Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians with expertise in the management and coordination of the complex care of hospitalized infants, children and adolescents. Our pediatric hospitalist service provides care to patients at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center and Hersh Children's Center at Overlook Medical Center. In addition, the pediatric hospitalists provide care for healthy newborns in the nurseries at both hospitals.
Our team of highly trained general pediatricians coordinates the care of any infant, child or adolescent during their hospitalization. From a child’s hospital admission until his or her discharge, the hospitalist team will:
- Conduct family-centered and patient-centered rounds daily with nurses, pediatric residents and pharmacists. Include the patient (if able) and family in these rounds to ensure communication between the family and all members of the team.
- Coordinate all medical and surgical consultations with specialists
- Maintain close communication with the patient’s primary care physician
- Maintain involvement in all quality improvement and patient safety efforts, as well as clinical research projects
Our highly regarded maternity services, as well as our neonatal intensive care units, attract patients from the entire tri-state area. For some families, this means having their baby far away from their own pediatrician. The pediatric hospitalist newborn service provides experienced pediatric care for newborns in the first days of life, as well as support for their parents. The newborn team will:
- Perform a comprehensive review of the maternal and prenatal history
- Perform a newborn physical examination within 24 hours of birth as well as follow up daily exams
- Meet with the parents of the newborn daily
- Coordinate the care or involvement of any specialists or refer the newborn for care in the NICU
- Coordinate with lactation consultants for breastfeeding mothers
- Upon discharge, provide parents with information to keep babies healthy and safe
- Communicate information about the baby’s care to your family’s primary care physician