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The hospitalists of the Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service (DS) care for general pediatric patients admitted to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
The DS group cares for around 5,000 children admitted to the hospital each year.
Several different roles and models of care exist within the hospitalist program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Over the course of their fellowship, Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine fellows will work with attending hospitalists in each of the roles below.
These teams include medical students, interns, and a senior pediatric resident. Visiting residents from other programs often rotate on these teams.
The attending hospitalist:
The “Orange” Team provides 24-hour, in-house attending hospitalist coverage for the care of general pediatric patients.
While not a traditional teaching service, senior residents may choose to rotate on the “Orange” Team.
The Observation Unit is a 10-bed hospital unit. Hospitalists in the unit care for general pediatric patients with expected stays of 48 hours or less.
An attending pediatric hospitalist supervises the care team of:
Attending hospitalists — often along with residents — provide general pediatric consults throughout the hospital.
The DS doctors also care for children admitted to the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center. These young patients no longer need acute inpatient management at Children’s Hospital but aren't yet ready to go home.
Patients admitted to this service may:
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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