Pediatric Physicians and Staff
Parents can take comfort in knowing that our pediatric units are staffed by compassionate, skilled professionals board-certified and rigorously trained in the care of children lead our pediatric team. And our team is led by physicians from CHLA, a premier children's hospital. Their special training focuses not only on pediatric health care and treatment, but also emphasizes age-appropriate developmental and psychosocial needs.
Finding a staff member who is willing to "go the extra mile" for a patient or a parent is not uncommon in pediatrics - actually it is the norm. We believe in ensuring that our families are completely satisfied with their care, and we are always looking to do "just a little more."
Our team includes both pediatric hospitalists and pediatric intensivists on-site and around the clock as well as nurses, nurses' aids, respiratory therapists and spiritual care, physical therapists, social workers, case managers, and dieticians. In addition, our pediatric team includes NICU/PICU clinical nurse specialists, pediatric anesthesiologists and a neonatal-specific transport team. Each staff member plays a role in helping your child to return to his or her optimal state of health.
On the Pediatric Unit, your regular pediatrician may chose to work with a hospitalist, a pediatrician who specializes in caring for hospitalized children. Your regular pediatrician and the hospitalist work closely to provide medical treatment while your child is hospitalized on the pediatric ward.
To ensure that every aspect of your child's care is being addressed, our units conduct multidisciplinary patient care rounds every week. Pediatric team members gather to discuss every pediatric patient to devise a plan of care specially tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and family.