Clinical Services

General and Community Pediatrics Clinical Services 

Clinical Service

Riley Hospital for Children

Riley Hospital for Children is a 300 bed comprehensive care children's hospital. The Hospital Medicine service provides family centered care for 100% of the general pediatric admissions at Riley, as well as consultation services to the surgical and sub-specialist services on general pediatric issues. The group is also helps coordinate and facilitate transfers from outside providers around the state.

There are two full time hospitalists on service every day. Pediatric house staff, pediatric intensive care physicians, trauma surgeons and pediatric emergency medicine physicians are on-site and available 24 hours a day. The total patient volume for the pediatric hospital medicine service can range from 8 to 25 patients at any given time during the year.

Methodist Hospital

Methodist Hospital is a private community hospital with 33 pediatric ward beds as well as a 10 bed pediatric ICU, a level 3 neonatal ICU and a busy newborn nursery. The Methodist ED is one of two Level 1 trauma centers in Indiana, and the ED sees over 100,000 patients each year. The Hospital medicine service provides care for between 70 and 90% of the general pediatrics admissions on the ward, and sees approximately 1000 well babies in the nursery each year. The daily census ranges from 5 to 20 patients on the pediatric ward. The group also provides consultant services to the inpatient pediatric rehabilitation unit.

Methodist hospital is also home to the Pediatric and Adolescent Care Center (PACC), a general pediatric clinic where many of our group continue to provide care for patients and continuity clinic supervision for IU residents.

IU Health North

IU Health North is a 170 bed community hospital with a pediatric ward. The Hospital medicine group cares for all ward pediatric admissions in a 16 bed ward, and works closely with PICU staff and Riley subspecialists to provide care and provide consultation services as needed. IU Health has a pediatric hospitalist on site for 12 hours each day as well as support from the pediatric ICU specialist during the night time.

IU Health West

IU Health West is a 130 bed community hospital which offers a full range of pediatric services. In addition to providing 24 hour coverage, the Hospital medicine group provides attends approximately 150 deliveries a year, as well as further care for normal newborns and in a special care nursery. The Pediatric hospitalist also provides pediatric consultation to the emergency room staff.

A common feature at all of the hospitals in which the group serves is our communication with the referring and primary physicians. Within 24 hours of admission, the primary physician is notified by telephone or fax. We also communicate updates during the patient's stay and at time of discharge for a seamless transition of care.

Transition Care

The Center for Youth and Adults with Conditions of Childhood (CYACC) assists youth with special health care needs, such as a chronic condition, illness, or disability to prepare for their adult lives. Located in the Eskenazi Hospital, Forth Floor, Special Medicine, 710 Ezkenazi Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, CYACC offers treatment, counseling and education for patients and their families. For more information about CYACC, see CYACC.

Stop Taking on Pounds – STOP- is a six-month program for children between 8 and 15 that uses a family approach to weight management. For the first 10 weeks, participants attend weekly after-school sessions at Eskenazi Health Center Forest Manor and Eskenazi Health Center Pecar (Spanish-speaking coaches available) with their parent or guardian. For the next three months, participants attend monthly groups filled with fun activities until they graduate from STOP. Sessions include games, cooking demonstrations, healthy snack tasting and weekly prizes.