Hospital Pediatrics Section
The Hospital Pediatrics Section within the General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill, provides optimum care for children hospitalized at North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Our group is composed of faculty physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and other health professionals who strive to ensure the delivery of high quality, efficient, safe care to hospitalized children.
Our faculty provide direct patient care, co-management and consultative services for children hospitalized at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. We also provide in-house night coverage for patients in the Newborn Nursery and bone marrow transplant service. Our faculty also fulfill a unique and important role for the healthcare system as Pediatric Admissions Coordinator of all pediatric medical admissions to the children’s hospital.
Our faculty are key educators for Pediatric/Medicine-Pediatric residents and medical students. We have a variety of interests and expertise ranging from medical education, high value care, quality and process improvement and have contributed significantly to these areas on local and national levels. Our cooperative and collegial environment is supportive not just to delivering great patient care but also to being academically productive.
Integration within the General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine division is an asset for the Hospital Pediatrics section as it allows for an integrated approach to patient care and studies across the continuum of the healthcare system. Close connections with our sister divisions (such as outpatient Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine and Child Maltreatment), allow us to all learn from each other and optimize the system to produce the best outcomes possible for our patients.
Research interests of the group include educational scholarship, children with medical complexity, and quality improvement research.
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