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Pediatrics - Hospital Medicine

Houston, Texas

BCM pediatricians care for children in various clinical and hospital environments.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine

The Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine was created on July 1, 2010, from the existing Faculty Inpatient Service at Baylor College of Medicine /Texas Children’s Hospital. We are a group of over 30 general pediatricians with an interest in the care of hospitalized children. Our mission is to be the premier provider of general pediatric inpatient care at BCM-affiliated hospitals and in so doing become a national leader in the practice and advancement of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. We will do this by:

Delivering the highest quality, efficient and compassionate inpatient care in a culturally sensitive, family-centered environment.

Using evidence-based medicine to develop, implement, refine and advance best practices in pediatric hospital medicine.

Facilitating the seamless transition of care for discharged patients through communication and information transfer between the hospitalists and Primary Care Physicians.

Conducting on-going research and collaborating with specialists and centers of excellence to advance pediatric hospitalist medicine.

Advocating for patient safety through quality improvement initiatives.

Excelling as educators of students, residents, colleagues and parents.

Creating an enriching work environment that promotes professional development and career satisfaction and longevity for hospitalists.

PHM was formerly part of the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and we continue to maintain very close ties with them. Our physicians provide 24/7 in house coverage both at TCH main campus and West campus. We care for the hospitalized patients of over 500 primary care physicians and in addition, we accept patients from the critical care service, inpatient transfers from outlying hospitals and direct admissions from some ERs. We co-manage patients with the surgeons and surgical sub-specialists at West Campus.

PHM physicians are in leadership roles in administrative initiatives for TCH. We are the largest general inpatient teaching service for TCH and serve as the primary educators of BCM pediatric residents and medical students in general inpatient pediatrics. The faculty also participate in quality improvement initiatives and conduct ongoing research.

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