Beginning October 1, 2018, Riverview Health Maternity Center will partner with Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent to provide 24/7 pediatric hospitalist care for newborns, pediatric inpatients and emergency consultations at Riverview Health. Riverview Health Maternity Center is currently equipped with a Level II special care nursery to treat babies who require close monitoring. Most newborns’ needs are met by a Level II special care nursery. This collaboration will only enhance the high-quality care provided to our patients.
What is a pediatric hospitalist?
Pediatric hospitalists are doctors who provide care for your little one in a hospital setting. While general pediatricians focus primarily on treating patients in an outpatient clinic or medical office, pediatric hospitalists devote their time and expertise to medical needs of newborns immediately following birth and pediatric patients who have been hospitalized. Hospitalists also ensure that the care is seamless between the hospital and outpatient setting by communicating with your child’s primary care provider and other specialists.
What else makes the Riverview Health Maternity Center unique?