Pediatric Hospitalists

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program

CentraCare pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners provide primary and specialized care unique to children from birth to young adult. Our pediatric providers work closely with parents to assist children and teens in maintaining good nutrition, health and emotional well-being. Our physicians are board certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

What is Pediatric Hospital Medicine?

If you have a child in the hospital, a pediatric hospitalist may be providing the care. With patients ranging in age from newborns to 18 years, pediatric hospitalists care for children with a wide variety of health care needs, such as:

  • Infectious illnesses
  • Breathing issues such as pneumonia, croup and RSV
  • Long-term illnesses such as diabetes and asthma
  • Common childhood illnesses such as flu and dehydration
  • Recovery from injuries or surgeries
  • Care of newborns

St. Cloud Hospital has the only Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program in Central Minnesota. What type of training do pediatric hospitalists have? These doctors have had at least:

  • Four years of medical school
  • Three years of pediatric residency training