Elmhurst Hospital Center
Pediatric Primary Care Program B
The Pediatrics Department
The Pediatric Service is responsible for the care provided to all infants, children and adolescents in the inpatient and ambulatory services. The Pediatric Ambulatory Service consists of a total of 12 primary care and subspecialty clinics, including a Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic, Adolescent Service, and a Developmental Clinic. The Service operates 14 sessions per week, Mondays through Saturdays. In addition, the Pediatric Emergency Room is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
The Pediatric Inpatient Service cares for all children admitted at Elmhurst Hospital Center, including those who require general or special surgery, thus offering enhanced educational opportunities for the teaching of house staff and medical students. The Pediatrics Department has 25 beds distributed among 2 inpatient teams. Patients from 1 day to 18 years old are divided between the teams. The service also contains a 4-bed Monitored Care Unit, new lecture facilities, a library, on-call rooms, and clinical laboratories. The Pediatric Newborn Service, consisting of 4 nurseries and a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, cares for the more than 4,500 infants born at Elmhurst Hospital Center each year. In addition, the Department provides consultations for those children admitted to the Child Psychiatry Service. All of the inpatient units, nurseries and intensive care units are staffed by attending pediatricians who make daily rounds, supervise the care of the children and teach the house staff.
Together, these ambulatory and inpatient services combine to provide the resident with an opportunity to gain experience managing complex medical, as well as a wide range of psychosocial and developmental, problems.