The Hospitalist Medicine Program staff at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital includes doctors and nurse practitioners who provide care to patients 7 days a week.
Most often, Hospitalist Medicine Program staff, also called hospitalists, provide patient care when your primary care team is not at the hospital, such as nights, weekends, and holidays. They can provide medical care within the Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) and on the inpatient floors.
The hospitalists are trained to provide the specialized care needed by St. Jude patients and families. If your child comes into the ACU, when the primary care clinics are closed, a hospitalist might see your child. Hospitalists can manage patients when illness occurs and manage problems that might happen while patients are receiving blood product transfusions or chemotherapy.
Also, hospitalists can see your child at clinic appointments scheduled on weekends and holidays, as well as assessing patients when needed before they go to housing, diagnostic imaging, and procedures. If your child is on one of the inpatient floors, hospitalists are able to manage your child’s chemotherapy, blood products and any other need that can arise while your primary care team is not at the hospital. In some cases, your primary team may ask the hospitalist to manage your child’s care during the entire inpatient stay.
The Hospitalist Medicine Program covers the St. Jude Chemotherapy Service. The Leukemia/Lymphoma, Solid Tumor and the Neuro Oncology Clinics may admit their patients to the Chemotherapy Service to manage routine inpatient chemo.
Research by the Hospitalist Medicine Program staff focuses on quality improvement projects to enhance patient care.
Hospitalist Medicine Program Staff Physicians/Hospitalists
If you are at home and your child has an urgent problem, please call 901-595-3300 and ask to speak to your child’s clinic or the doctor on call. Otherwise, you are welcome to contact us with questions about the services we provide.
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This document is not intended to take the place of the care and attention of your personal physician or other professional medical services. Our aim is to promote active participation in your care and treatment by providing information and education. Questions about individual health concerns or specific treatment options should be discussed with your physician.
St. Jude complies with health care-related federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
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