Inpatient Hospital Care

boy in inpatient hospital bed

When your child is hospitalized, you want to understand exactly what’s happening and know that your child is in good hands. If your child needs to stay in the hospital, Nemours’ board-certified pediatric hospitalists and inpatient hospital care nurses are here to help from start to finish to manage your child’s inpatient hospital care from admission through discharge.

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Working closely with you and your health care team, our inpatient hospital care teams treat every child as we would our own to help your child get back home as soon as possible.

Different from primary care physicians or pediatric specialists who have private practices and admitting privileges at various hospitals, pediatric hospitalists are completely devoted to caring for hospitalized infants, children, and teens 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Pediatric hospitalists coordinate your child’s care and share information, treatment plans, and results using the latest in electronic medical record technology.  

Nemours Pediatric Hospitalists

Nemours pediatric hospitalists are on staff at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL. And, thanks to partnerships with hospitals in major cities in Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, you can get the same Nemours specialty pediatric hospital care closer to home.

Our pediatric hospitalists and hospital care nurses treat hospitalized children with medical problems associated with chronic (ongoing) conditions and illnesses such as:

  • asthma
  • croup
  • gastroenteritis (a virus that’s also called the “stomach flu”)
  • dehydration
  • infections (cellulitis, pneumonia, or kidney infections)
  • unexplained abdominal pain
  • persistent headaches

During your child’s stay in the hospital, a Nemours pediatric hospitalist may serve as your child’s “attending physician” overseeing your child’s care, while also providing careful coordination of services and communication with your referring or primary care physician, as well as any other specialists your child may need.