If your child needs hospitalization due to an illness or injury, please know that Norwalk Hospital provides advanced care of the highest quality with great sensitivity to your child’s emotional needs (and yours too!). Our dedicated pediatric unit has additional security staff, its own playroom and doctors, nurses and other medical professionals attuned to your family needs.
Here at Norwalk Hospital, our staff includes pediatric hospitalists who specialize in the care of sick and hospitalized children. These specialists have at least four years of medical school and three years of pediatric residency training. They are here 24/7, available to oversee your child’s care, plan the discharge and return him/her to the care of your regular pediatrician when all is well again.
Our pediatric hospitalists provide care on a dedicated pediatric unit for:
- Labor and delivery
- Newborn nursery
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Emergency department
In our Norwalk Hospital Emergency Department, children are seen and evaluated by a pediatric hospitalist and/or the pediatric PA, as well as by the emergency medicine physician. Your pediatrician can minimize your wait time in the ED by calling the PA or hospitalist ahead of your arrival.
Additionally, our pediatric hospitalists are available to quickly respond to any change in your child’s condition and keep your child’s pediatrician involved every step of the way. When your child is discharged, the pediatric hospitalist provides your pediatrician with a summary of your child’s stay along with detailed follow-up care instructions.
How Pediatric Hospitalists Help Hospitalized Children
Norwalk Hospital’s team of experienced pediatric hospitalists and PAs help young patients and their families by:
- Providing needed care for short-stay procedures
- Interpreting test results
- Easing parental concerns
- Answering questions
- Coordinating needed lab work and diagnostic testing such as MRIs, X-rays or specialty services
- Assuring a smooth transition home
- Helping schedule needed follow-up care