We are committed to delivering the best pediatric care.

Gritman is passionate about supporting the health of young people—from our award-winning Family Birth Center and hospital emergency services to our network of regional primary care clinics and therapy programs. Our commitment to kids continues to grow with the addition of our Pediatric Hospitalist Program, providing exceptional care for children in the hospital.

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Pediatric Hospitalist Program

Gritman has partnered with Moscow Family Medicine and Moscow Medical to create our Pediatric Hospitalist Program. This partnership is led by Dr. Summer Day, Pediatric Medical Director at Gritman Medical Center. This program brings together pediatric providers who are all certified in pediatric and neonatal emergency stabilization and ready to care for those you love most.

The goal of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program is to provide around the clock, seamless, compassionate care for your infant or child in the following areas:

  • A pediatric IV team
  • Play and age-appropriate communication to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of well-being
  • Activities for children to distract from the stress of the hospital

Pediatric Hospitalists offer the following support:

  • Manage care teams
  • Keep families involved in the care planning process
  • Coordinate with specialists
  • Schedule tests and prescribe medication
  • Communicate with primary care physicians and pediatricians
  • Oversee the care of infants in our Family Birth Center

During your child’s stay, our hospitalists will be in constant communication, coordinating care with your primary care physician or pediatrician, including physicians at Palouse Pediatrics. Our partnerships with Kootenai Health and Providence Healthcare for neonatology and pediatric intensive care provide for another level of integrated service.

Pediatric Services

Therapy Solutions: We provide pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy at our clinic and at many local schools. We have a dedicated pediatric therapy gym, outdoor park and warm water pool.

Gritman Childbirth Education: We help moms and dads get ready for the excitement of parenthood. We also offer a program to help soon-to-be big siblings prepare for the new baby’s arrival.

Family Care Clinics: Our regional clinics—located in Kendrick, Potlatch and Troy—offer exceptional primary care, fully integrated with the hospital’s comprehensive services.

Charlie Bear’s Child Care: Charlie Bear’s Child Care provides early learning opportunities for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in an environment of comprehensive, nurturing care.

24-Hour Emergency Care: Caring for your child during an emergency is our top priority. Our emergency services are always open and ready to handle a wide range of medical and trauma cases.

Frequently asked questions

If your child is a patient in the hospital, they might be seen by a Pediatric Hospitalist—a specially-trained doctor that works with children. They care for kids throughout the hospital, including pediatrics, labor and delivery, newborn care, surgery, critical care  and the emergency department.

Hospitalists work with everyone involved in your child’s care, including their pediatrician and other providers. If there is a significant change in your child’s condition, a hospitalist will update your pediatrician or primary care provider.

When your child leaves the hospital, a pediatric hospitalist will give your pediatrician or primary care provider an overview of your child’s hospital stay and detailed instructions for any follow-up.

Pediatric Hospitalists are medical doctors who have had at least four years of medical school and three years of residency training, including care of pediatrics.

Gritman Pediatric Hospitalists also have the following certifications:

  • Pediatric and neonatal emergency stabilization and care
  • STABLE–Management of critical neonatal complications
  • NRP–Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PALS–Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • ACLS–Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Pediatric hospitalists care for children with a variety of illnesses and medical needs:

  • Infectious illnesses of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys
  • Respiratory illnesses, such as pneumonia and croup
  • Problems with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma
  • Common pediatric illnesses, such as influenza and dehydration
  • Recovery from injuries or surgeries
  • Care of newborns

Pediatric hospitalists often assist other pediatricians, family practitioners, general surgeons and specialty physicians in caring for children.

Yes, their emergency or inpatient needs will be met by our highly trained care team. Our hospitalist program provides 24-hour, seamless, compassionate care for your infant or child.

Yes, we are always ready to welcome you and your baby in our award-winning Family Birth Center. Our birth, emergency and surgical services teams are always open and work in close coordination to help the mother and baby.

Yes, our comprehensive imaging and laboratory service are open 24 hours a day to meet the unique needs of our pediatric patients. We use state-of-the-art technology and specialized pediatric protocols to provide a full-spectrum of imaging services for children. We also have sedation and anesthesia services for pediatric imaging when needed.

From CT scans for appendicitis or head trauma to MRIs for a sports injury, our highly-trained team is committed to providing safe, timely tests in a compassionate environment. We will share results with your primary care physician so your child can receive treatment as soon as possible.

If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency facility. You can always bring your child to our Emergency Department, located at 700 South Main Street in Moscow. Our Pediatric Medical Director, Guillermo Modad, also practices in our Emergency Department.

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