Acute Pediatric Hospitalization Specialist

St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group

Family Practice & Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Lynwood, CA

Acute pediatric hospitalization can save your child’s life, but it’s stressful and scary for families. The team at St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group, including board-certified pediatrician Chong Tak, MD, and family practice specialist Jatin Bhatt, MD, do everything possible to provide support and compassionate, healing care while your child is in the hospital. Call the Lynwood, California, office to learn about hospital care services or request an appointment online.

Acute Pediatric Hospitalization Q & A

Who needs acute pediatric hospitalization?

Acute hospitalization refers to unexpected stays, rather than ones for a prearranged procedure like a tonsillectomy. 

Your child may be admitted to the hospital due to serious symptoms of common illnesses, like the flu, or due to injury or infection. Pediatric patients, from newborns to adolescents, are eligible for the supportive acute pediatric hospital care offered by St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group. 

Examples of situations or conditions that could cause a child to need acute hospitalization include:

  • Pain management following surgery, trauma, or wounds
  • Feeding or swallowing issues
  • Trauma that includes orthopedic or neurological complications
  • Neurological issues, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury
  • Respiratory complications that require a ventilator
  • Premature birth or developmental delays

Regardless of why your child is in the hospital receiving acute care, know that Dr. Tak is able to oversee your child’s care and coordinate with specialists.

What does support for acute pediatric hospitalization entail?

Dr. Tak is able to support and stay abreast of evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment while your child is in the hospital. He serves as a point of contact for the inpatient care your child receives while being treated for acute problems.

Acute pediatric hospitalization care also involves providing a smooth continuity of care once your child transitions back home after release. Dr. Tak and the team at St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group provide the tools, special therapies, and resources you need to help your child continue to heal or manage their condition once they return home.

Which specialists are on the care team for an acute pediatric hospitalization?

Dr. Tak helps to coordinate care during and after your child’s hospitalization. He communicates with the variety of specialists that may be assigned to your child’s case. These specialists may include a:

  • Pediatric case manager
  • Critical care physician
  • Registered dietitian
  • Child life specialist
  • Physical therapist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social worker

Dr. Tak helps ensure your child receives a high quality of care while they’re in the hospital and that the care continues even upon release.

To get a thorough understanding of acute pediatric hospitalization services and support, call St. Francis Multispecialty Medical Group or request a consultation online today.