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Hospitalists at Arkansas Children's are available for patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our teams deliver complex care, and we have teaching teams with residents and medical students in order to train the next generation of doctors. We care for nearly 6,000 inpatients each year.
We often care for children with these conditions:
Our full range of treatment and services includes assisting children and families with the following:
Outside physicians can call with a direct admission request or questions. Doctors should call our dispatch line at 501-364-6429 to be connected with our Hospitalist On-call.
Patient families or their doctor should provide:
Our hospitalists are involved in many aspects of improving healthcare for children. Our team is active in advocacy, improving communications between providers, research, and education.
Advocacy. Hospitalists work to empower patients and families by teaching them ways to stay healthy. Our programs include:
Patient Handoffs. It is critical to provide accurate information about a patient from one member of the health care team to another, such as when a new nurse begins a shift. This “patient handoff” is key to providing excellent patient care and safety. Our hospitalists created and use several programs to ensure high-quality handoffs, such as:
Research. Our hospitalists are active on the research bench. Such work ensures that children have access to the most advanced care at Arkansas Children’s. Recent work includes:
Our hospitalists serve as leaders in training future doctors and frequently are honored for their teaching.
Teaching honors include:
Our hospitalist team is a multi-disciplinary team that includes board-certified pediatricians, pediatric residents, Certified Nurse Practitioners (CNPs), fellows, pharmacists, dietitians, speech therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, discharge planners, medical students, and bedside nurses.
Pediatric Chief Residents: