Pediatric Hospitalists staff our 39 bed general medical-surgical unit. Pediatric hospitalists are specially trained pediatric doctors who treat pediatric patients while they are in the hospital. They work in close cooperation with your child’s primary care physician to ensure a seamless, efficient, continuum of care.
Because they practice in the hospital only, these specialists are able to see and address issues in your kids as soon as they arise. Additionally, they are available to promptly answer questions from staff and family members. They are familiar with hospital operations and work closely with other members of your child’s healthcare team to provide the best care possible.
Partnership with Texas Tech
Our Hospitalist team is staffed in collaboration with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC).
In addition to a fully proficient medical staff, Covenant Children’s is a teaching hospital, committed to training the next generation of medical professionals. Evidence-based literature shows that teaching hospitals have better patient outcomes than non-teaching hospitals. You are likely to see a very team-based approach to care with a multi-disciplinary team caring for your child.
As TTUHSC's primary pediatric teaching facility, we proudly partner with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) to host medical students and residents, training them to be the future leaders in pediatric care. Each year we have approximately 24 pediatric residents on rotation. Residents don't provide lower quality of care for your child as they are closely supervised by board-certified physicians throughout their training. In fact, we find that residents create an environment where both student and teacher are kept on their toes and more proficient due to their constant interactions with one another and a general environment of learning.