Southern Maryland Welcomes New Pediatric Hospitalist Group
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is delighted to welcome a new level of pediatric and neonatalogy expertise to our community.
June 7, 2016
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is delighted to welcome a new level of pediatric and neonatalogy expertise to our community. Since November 2015, the same hospitalists that manage pediatric and neonatal services at the prestigious MedStar Georgetown University Hospital began providing care to children and babies at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center.
“Right now we are involved in doing consultations for pediatric cases,” explained Jean Laurore, MD. “Most often, we see children with asthma and pneumonia who come to the emergency department.” Dr. Laurore, a board-certified pediatrician, is the medical director for the pediatrics program and has been serving at both MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital for several years. He earned his medical degree at the Universite d’Etat d’Haiti and completed his pediatrics residency at Brooklyn Hospital Center.
He and the other neonatal hospitalists will work closely with our hospital’s neonatal nurses. He anticipates that respiratory distress and neonatal infections are the problems the hospitalists will encounter most often in MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center’s Special Care Nursery.
The Special Care Nursery can care for babies born as early as 32 weeks’ gestation, whereas MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit treats even younger infants and those with more serious medical issues. With the same physician group treating babies in both hospitals, Special Care Nursery babies who need a higher level of care can be transferred more smoothly and safely to the neonatal intensive care unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
“One thing we will begin soon is to have consultations with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital neonatologists available around the clock. We’ll have access to top physicians with considerable experience caring for infants who are severely premature or ill,” said Dr. Laurore.
For more information about the pediatric hospitalist program at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center, visit medstarsouthernmaryland.org/nursery.
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