Clinical

Our division staffs every one of our hospital units 24 hours a day. This means we are always available to our referring physicians and patients to provide safe, effective, and patient-centered inpatient pediatric care. We take care of infants and children who require hospitalization with a variety of diagnoses and serve as the care coordinators for our medically complex patients and families.

PHM is also focused on providing specialty support to as many infants, children, and adolescents as possible. With satellite locations at Packard at El Camino (PEC), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), John Muir Medical Center (JMMC), and ValleyCare Hospital (VC), we are able to provide quality patient care across the Bay Area. Partnering with local physicians and nurses, hospitalists use their expertise and resources to treat each child's unique needs.

Beyond general inpatient pediatric care, we also provide moderate sedation for minor procedures for both inpatients and outpatients. For more information about our sedation service, please click here.

Hospitalists are fully committed to delivering the best care for your family. Through Family Centered Rounds, physicians collaborate with a variety of groups to guarantee that all patients receive extraordinary family-orientated care. For more information about Family Centered Rounds, please click here.

Meet our Medical Directors

Lauren Destino, MD

Associate Chief of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital is committed to collaborating with patients, families, and colleagues to provide excellent care. We are also engaged in education, research, and quality improvement. We work with pediatric subspecialists and remain in contact with primary pediatricians to care for each child's condition.

Francisco Alvarez, MD

Associate Chief, Regional Pediatric Hospitalist Programs

Evaluating and implementing standardization of evidence-based practices to enhance the quality and safety of pediatric care within our Joint Venture sites and the surrounding region is important. Part of my role is to help staff in their development as leaders in the field of pediatric hospital medicine and to expand their ability to improve the care of patients within hospital settings.

Jennifer Everhart, MD

Medical Director, Packard at El Camino

The care provided at PEC is multidisciplinary and draws from the expertise of on-site Pediatric Hospitalists from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. We provide specialized pediatric nursing staff, pharmacists, dieticians, child life specialists, social workers, and case managers, all in a child-friendly, intimate environment.

Megan Faughnan, MD & Aimee Sznewajs, MD

Co-Medical Directors, California Pacific Medical Center

Our doctors at CPMC work side-by-side with physicians from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital  to provide specialty pediatric care to babies, young children, and adolescents through age 18. Their expertise lies in helping hospitalized children and managing the systems that support these children. By emphasizing ongoing communication and coordination with the referring pediatrician, our hospitalists provide a constant point of contact for families and function as a resource for each child's health.

Lyn Dos Santos, MD

Medical Director, John Muir Hospital

Together, John Muir Hospital and Stanford Children's Health have formed a partnership to bring comprehensive children's specialty services closer to home for families in Contra Costa County and surrounding communities. At JMH, we collaborate with community pediatricians to care for a variety of diagnoses and ensure each child receives the care they need. 

Andrew Saunders, MD

Medical Director, Stanford ValleyCare

Our mission at ValleyCare is to provide the Tri-Valley with exceptional patient-centered community medicine. Through our collaboration with Stanford Children's Health, we have pediatric hospitalists on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These specialists, coupled with our pediatric nurses and each child's primary pediatrician, work to offer extraordinary care.