John Muir Hospital (JMH)

The pediatric unit at John Muir Hospital (JMH) in Walnut Creek, CA is a 16 bed unit that admits patients from birth to 18 years of age.  The LPCH pediatric hospitalists cover this unit primarily in conjunction with community pediatricians and admit patients from the emergency department, transfers from outside hospitals, and direct admissions from various community pediatricians. We care for a variety of common diagnoses such as hyperbilirubinemia, pneumonia, asthma, bronchiolitis, and bone and soft tissue infections.  Additionally we have several LPCH affiliated medical and surgical subspecialists who admit their patients to the pediatric floor that our hospitalists co-manage.

In addition to the pediatric ward coverage, the pediatric hospitalist group also provides coverage for labor and delivery for high risk deliveries, well-babies, ED consultation for pediatric patients, and cross coverage for the level 3 NICU on evening and night shifts with back up from a staff neonatologist.

For more information, please contact Dr. Lyn Dos Santos at