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Dr. Kennedy Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who work primarily in hospitals. They care for children in many hospital areas, including the pediatric ward, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency department, the neonatal intensive care unit, and the pediatric intensive care unit. Pediatric hospitalists work with your regular pediatrician and other physicians and providers involved in your child’s care. If there is a significant change in your child’s condition, a pediatric hospitalist will update your pediatrician. When your child leaves the hospital, a pediatric hospitalist will give your pediatrician an overview of your child’s hospital stay and detailed instructions for any necessary further care. Pediatric hospitalists care for children with a wide variety of illnesses and medical needs who require hospital care. Such medical needs include:

  • Respiratory illnesses such as pneumonia and croup
  • Infectious illnesses of the blood, skin, lungs, and kidneys
  • Problems with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma
  • Recovery from injuries or surgeries
  • Common pediatric illnesses such as influenza and dehydration
  • Care of newborns

Pediatric hospitalists often assist other pediatricians, family practitioners, general surgeons, and sub-specialty physicians in caring for children.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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