Christiana Care is partnering with Bayhealth to expand pediatric health coverage in central and southern Delaware.

Fifteen Christiana Care pediatric hospitalists will increase the availability of on-site pediatric care at Bayhealth Kent General hospital in Dover to 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These physicians who work exclusively with infants, children and teens will provide round-the-clock inpatient care and emergency consultations.

“With our pediatric hospitalists on-site at Bayhealth Kent General, children will receive expert, respectful care and an exceptional experience that is comforting and reassuring to both parents and children in a setting that is close to their own home,” said David A. Paul, M.D., FAAP, chair of Pediatrics at Christiana Care.

Christiana Care’s board-certified pediatric hospitalists oversee all medical treatment from admission to discharge, including examining children, ordering tests and medications, and answering any questions a family may have. Hospitalists also care for newborns after birth. They communicate closely with each family’s pediatrician or primary-care physician to ensure a seamless continuum of care from hospital to physician’s office to home.

“Working closely with each family and the child’s physicians, our inpatient pediatricians provide the specialized care families count on for their children’s health and well-being,” said Laura A. Lawler, M.D., FAAP, Christiana Care’s chief of pediatric hospitalists.