Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
What is a Pediatric Hospitalist?
Pediatric hospitalists are board-certified pediatricians who specialize in the care of infants, children and adolescents who are hospitalized.
We work within a multidisciplinary team composed of:
- medical and surgical specialists
- respiratory therapists, pediatric pharmacists
- physical and occupational therapists
- child life specialists
- social workers
- pediatric nutritionists
- imaging and laboratory personnel
We use a family-centered care model because we believe involving the child's family as members of the health care team is vital to the recovery of the child.
We supervise and educate resident physicians and medical students.
We participate in patient safety and health care quality initiatives.
We provide inpatient care to patients when their primary care doctor does not admit to Vermont Children’s Hospital or when he or she has chosen to utilize our services. We also provide inpatient consultation to subspecialty services.
Our patient population includes patients from birth to young adults. We care for patients in the Emergency Department, on the Children’s Inpatient Floor on Baird 5, and in the Newborn Nursery.
The referring primary care provider receives a phone update within 24 hours of admission and at the time of discharge. More frequent calls are made if there are significant updates or at the request of the primary care provider. A discharge summary is faxed to the primary care provider at the time of discharge.
Coverage is provided from 8 am to midnight, Monday through Friday, for Emergency Department Consults and 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for pediatric admissions.
Engaging Our Services
We are available through the Provider Access Services, PAS, at (802)-847-2700, 24 hours a day for questions or consultation.
Emergency Department Referrals
If you would like your patient to be evaluated in the Emergency Department by the Hospitalist service, please page the Pediatric Resident through PAS. Please note that Emergency Department evaluations by the Hospitalist service are currently only available between 8 a.m. and midnight on weekdays. You may refer your patient to be evaluated by Emergency Department staff at any time.
Patients can be directly admitted to the Children’s floor if they are stable and were seen by their doctor within the hour prior to arrival. Please call PAS and ask for Patient Placement Services. Patient Placement will facilitate a conference call with the Hospitalist.
If your patient may require admission to the hospital and does not meet the above criteria, please make an Emergency Department referral as above.
If you would like to transfer a patient to Vermont Children’s Hospital and the Hospitalist Service, please call PAS and ask for Patient Placement Services. Patient Placement will facilitate a conference call with the Hospitalist.
Hospitalist Coverage for Local Physician Practices
If you would like to utilize our services for your newborn and/or pediatric patients, please contact:
Mary Holl, Staff Assistant
Phone: (802) 847-5321
Fax: (802) 847-8064
Pediatric Inpatient Medicine, Attn: Mary Holl
111 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401