The Pediatric Hospitalists are a group of pediatricians who
care for many types of pediatric patients admitted to the inpatient units of
Brenner Children's Hospital. Through close communication with each patient's
primary care physician, we strive to ensure high quality care for our patients
and to streamline their transition back to their medical home after being
discharged from the hospital.
In addition to caring for patients, this group of physicians
also participates in several other academic activities:
and clinical research
- Teaching medical students and resident physicians in
- Developing clinical guidelines to ensure high-quality care for our
pediatric inpatients based on the best and most recent scientific research
- Participating in quality improvement initiatives throughout the medical center
to continue improving the safety, efficiency, and quality of care we provide
for our patients
At any given time, there are two Pediatric Hospitalists attending physicians caring for patients on the inpatient units, each of whom
serves as the lead physician overseeing one of the inpatient pediatric physician
Through both daytime and nighttime teaching and careful oversight of
patient care, the hospitalists provide instruction and mentorship on inpatient
pediatric care for both resident physicians and medical students.
and routinely practice family- and patient-centered care as we develop
treatment plans for our patients every day, in order to ensure that each
patient’s parents are kept up to date and fully informed about their child’s
diagnosis and treatment.
The Pediatric Hospitalist physicians at Brenner Children’s
Hospital are available for consultation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they welcome any questions or concerns about pediatric patients requiring additional
care or specialist expertise.
To request a consultation, patient transfer, or
patient admission to Brenner Children's Hospital, please call the Physicians’
Access Line (PAL) at 877-716-1999.
Brenner Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hospitalist
Jennifer Jackson, MD,
Sean Ervin, MD
Cara Haberman, MD ,Section Head
Holly Hanes, MD
Julie Wood, MD
Allison McBride, MD
Elizabeth Halvorson, MD