Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH)
Opened in 1991, LPCH is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics.
Our division is very active in treating a variety of patients at LPCH. During the day, there are two hospitalist attendings on service. The primary LPCH hospitalist staffs our primary resident service team which includes one senior resident, two interns, and 2-3 medical students. This service treats and manages a variety of patients with many different diagnoses from the most routine to the most complex. For our medically complex patients, we serve as the care coordinators among subspecialists to provide the most patient-centered, efficient, and safe care.
Our second hospitalist serves as the consult hospitalist for various subspecialties that require our services as well as our Emergency Department. The second hospitalist is also primarily responsible for any conscious sedations performed. For more information, please visit our sedation page to learn more.
At LPCH, we are present 24 hours a day. During the night, the on-call hospitalist is involved in overseeing the resident team, staffing new admissions to our service, night-time resident education, and ED consultations. We additionally provide coverage for some of our sickest patients in the hospital at night including our bone marrow transplant, stem-cell transplant, and new liver transplant patients.
At LPCH, the hospitalists are key responders to any Rapid Response Team (RRT). An RRT can be called by any member of the care team who is concerned about acute changes or a clinical decompensation. At our instituation, RRTs serve as a way to have all available personnel arrive at a patient’s bedside to help make the appropriate clinical decisions about how to best treat patients who are having acute management needs.