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 also helps to coordinate and facilitate the transfer of patients to Riley Hospital from referring providers around the state.
There are two full-time hospitalists on service every day. There is additional hospitalist attending coverage overnight to create in house 24/7 coverage for our team. Pediatric house staff, pediatric intensive care physicians, trauma surgeons and pediatric emergency medicine physicians are also 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.
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 unit and works closely with PICU staff and Riley sub-specialists to provide care and 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 specialists during the night-time.
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 attends approximately 150 deliveries a year, as well as further care for normal newborns and a special care nursery. The Pediatric Hospitalist also provides pediatric consultation to the emergency room staff as needed.
Methodist Hospital at Indiana University Health is a large hospital within the IU Health Academic Health Center. Methodist contains a large obstetrics and newborn population and a very busy newborn nursery. With over 5,000 newborn deliveries per year, the members of the pediatric hospital medicine group provide care for a large proportion of the well-newborns in the newborn nursery.
Methodist Hospital at Indiana University Health is also home to the Pediatric and Adolescent Care Center (PACC), a full service general pediatric clinic operated by Health Net. Members of the group provide high-quality care for pediatric patients at the PACC and serve as clinical educators and supervisors for residents in the pediatric residency program who have the opportunity to gain valuable continuity clinic experience in the clinic.