Because kids are different from adults and need specialized care, Union Hospital has teamed up Nemours’ pediatric hospitalists (physicians solely devoted to caring for hospitalized children) to provide advanced inpatient hospital care, including:
- medical care for children in Union Hospital’s Family Centered Emergency Department
- consultations in the hospital’s emergency department — available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Union Hospital offers a family-centered emergency department designed for families with children, featuring kid-friendly equipment, exam rooms and waiting area.
- newborn consultations in Union Hospital’s Maternal and Infant Center. Nemours pediatric hospitalists attend all high-risk deliveries, care for newborns in the newborn nursery and stabilize sick newborns for transport, if necessary.
Our pediatric hospitalists can rapidly reach out and consult with Nemours’ pediatric cardiologists and other specialists as needed. We also offer a telehealth connection (using advanced electro
Our pediatric hospitalists can also supervise and facilitate the transfer of any extremely ill pediatric patients at Union Hospital to duPont Hospital for Children.