When Your Child Needs to be Hospitalized
If your child has an illness or injury requiring hospitalization, he or she may be cared for by a pediatric hospitalist: a pediatrician who works primarily in a hospital setting.
Pediatric hospitalists work with your child’s primary care doctor and sometimes with specialists providing regular updates on your child’s progress. When your child leaves the hospital, a pediatric hospitalist will give your child’s doctor an overview of your child’s hospital stay and detailed instructions for any necessary further care.
Pediatric hospitalists often assist other pediatricians, family practitioners, general surgeons, and subspecialty physicians in caring for children.
Pediatric hospitalists have special training to care for children while they are in the hospital.
Because children are not just small adults, they do not always say what is bothering them. They cannot always answer medical questions or be patient and helpful while in the hospital. A pediatric hospitalist provides care in a way that is comfortable and reassuring for you and your child.
All of the RMHC affiliated hospitals are staffed with nurses who have special training to care for children and provide special child and teen oriented food choices. RMHC at P/SL is also staffed with two Child Life specialists and an art therapy program to provide therapeutic play and art activities.
Find more information about inpatient services at each affiliated RMHC facility by using the links below.
The HealthONE family of care includes the following Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children affiliate hospitals:
- The Medical Center of Aurora
- North Suburban Medical Center
- Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
- Sky Ridge Medical Center
- Swedish Medical Center