The Division of Hospital Medicine consists of pediatricians who serve as attending physicians for inpatients at Seattle Children’s Hospital and at Providence Hospital in Everett and at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.
Division physicians attend on patients whose primary care physicians prefer a hospital-based physician. We also provide attending-level expertise in inpatient care at the bedside for surgical and hematology/oncology patients. Our physicians ensure that the medical team keeps in close contact with primary care physicians to coordinate inpatient and outpatient care. We provide care using a family-centered model, meeting daily with parents, nurses and resident physicians to develop a plan of care and update families on the child’s condition. As hospitalists with particular expertise in caring for pediatric inpatients, division members also take a lead role in treating patients with complex medical needs and in undertaking quality improvement projects for the inpatient medical service. Division physicians also participate extensively in medical education by providing formal lectures, bedside teaching and mentoring for medical students and resident physicians. Research in the Division is focused on quality of care and outcomes for hospitalized pediatric patients.