UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is a teaching hospital. Your child’s care team will include many types of doctors at various stages of training and various other types of professional staff members. Every member of your child’s care team is dedicated to providing your child, you and your family with the highest quality care.
Members of the team include:
When your child is an inpatient at UCLA, he or she will be assigned to a pediatric specialty service that will consist of a team of doctors and nurses who will take the lead in your child’s care. Other specialty service teams may be brought in for consultation on a specific issue, but the overall plan of treatment and care for your child will be coordinated by the primary specialty service team.
If your child receives care on the acute-care pediatric floor, a hospital medicine attending (called a hospitalist) will often assume leadership of your child’s care. If your child receives care in the NICU or PICU/ PCTICU, the attending physician for the unit (such as the neonatologist or intensivist) will assume leadership of your child’s care and will coordinate care with the primary specialty team until your child is well enough to be transferred to a pediatric acute-care unit.