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Pediatric hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians with special training in hospital-based medicine for infants, children and adolescents. These pediatric specialists coordinate clinical care and serve as the essential bridge between your hospitalized child and your child’s primary care pediatrician or specialty care physician(s).

24/7 In-hospital care

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Pediatric Hospitalists are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital1 campus and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. Pediatric hospitalists are also on staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Prentice Women's Hospital. Their focus includes:

  • Providing comprehensive clinical care of acutely ill pediatric patients
  • Assisting in pediatric procedures and closely monitoring progress, watching for complications and concerns
  • Communicating with patients and their families
  • Communicating with the patient's primary doctor and specialty healthcare team
  • Coordinating services, including admitting, diagnostic testing/results and discharge
  • Providing evaluation and care before and after procedures and surgery
  • Providing conscious sedation for medical imaging studies
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Multidisciplinary team approach

A multidisciplinary team approach to care is at the core of pediatric hospitalist thinking and training. Our hospitalists understand the benefit of compassionate, coordinated hospital care. The breadth of this team2 includes:

You can count on this compassionate, collaborative approach to care, from your child’s arrival through recovery.

When it comes to diagnosing and treating your infant, child or adolescent’s medical condition, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital1 offers the kind of care every parent hopes for in a location that’s close to home, including:

  • A comprehensive range of nationally recognized specialty care
  • Convenient access to more than 150 pediatric specialists at Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital and the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center3
  • The latest advances in diagnostic and treatment strategies

In addition, the CDH Pediatric Emergency Department is IDPH Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) and is designated by the State of Illinois as a Level II Trauma Center.


Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital offers care for children at all ages and stages—from birth through 18 years old. Whether your infant needs the advanced expertise of our Level II+ Special Care Nursery, your child needs a wellness checkup and immunizations, or one of your children needs care for an illness, emergency or ongoing medical condition—you’ll find the medical and surgical resources to meet your family’s needs.

We have more than 60 physicians on staff who specialize in pediatrics, along with a dedicated team of pediatric nurses—all committed to providing the very best care for your children. In addition, we can refer children who need more advanced care to pediatric specialists who are leaders in their fields. Our affiliated pediatricians can address most children’s needs at convenient locations throughout Lake and Cook counties.

We’ve also partnered with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, one of the nation’s top-ranked children’s hospitals, to provide the highest quality care for children. Our hospitalists from Lurie Children’s are available on-site at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest, 24 hours a day, every day of the year to care for special need situations or provide expert consultations.

Legal Information
1

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital is a collaborative program between Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Lurie Children's and its affiliated physician groups. The physicians participating in this program are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital or Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital.

2

In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

3

The physicians who practice at the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. These physicians have selected our facilities as the place where they want to treat and care for their private patients.

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