Hospital medicine is a specialty focused on delivering care to pediatric patients admitted to the hospital. Saint Louis University's Section of Hospital Medicine providers work with multidisciplinary teams to provide optimal care of patients hospitalized for medical conditions ranging from the common issues like pneumonia or dehydration to complex problems related to prematurity or genetic disorders.
Hospital Medicine providers work with patients and families in conjunction with other
medical and surgical specialists, pharmacists, social workers, dietitians and therapists
to optimize care of children while they are hospitalized as well as to plan for successful
transition to outpatient care after the hospitalization is over.
Hospital Medicine providers are also extensively involved in quality improvement projects, hospital leadership, and education of residents and medical students.