Pediatric Hospitalist Program

The University of Maryland Hospitalist program provides a unique approach to the care of hospitalized children within an academic setting.  It seeks to involve the patient and family, along with the primary nurse, when providing care for the patient.  Teaching and rounds occur at the bedside, so that our patients and families participate and understand all aspects of care. Nurses are equal partners.

We have found that patient safety and family satisfaction increase when communication is open, so this approach is not only friendlier, but more efficient and safer.  Our hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians who have expertise in the care of sick children requiring hospitalization.

For answers to common questions parents ask about the Pediatric Hospitalist Program, click here!