Hospitalization

We try to keep hospitalization of children to a minimum, believing that children get the best care in their own home, with our active support.

There are, however occasions when inpatient treatment is necessary.  Patients requiring admission to Lowell General Hospital are admitted to the Pediatric Hospitalist Service.  This provides for 24 hour in-house care by pediatricians through Tufts Floating Hospital for Children.  A child’s stay is coordinated between the hospitalists and our doctors to provide the highest level of care, and the smoothest transition to outpatient care and follow-up upon discharge.

When necessary, care for more critical or complicated conditions is provided through TuftsFloating Hospital for Children, Children’s Hospital Boston, as well as other regional pediatric facilities.