Hospital Care

Our hospital affiliation is with the Framingham Union Campus of MetroWest Medical Center .  Effective January 25, 2010, all children hospitalized on the inpatient unit at Framingham Union Hospital and all newborns born at Framingham Union will be under the care of the pediatric hospitalists participating in a new joint program between MetroWest and The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center .   Pediatric hospitalists are physicians with special training and experience taking care of hospitalized children and their medical problems.  They also have a special interest in working with us to make sure that the medical care that your child receives in the hospital is part of the overall care that we provide in the office before and after the hospital stay.  We are very excited to have this enhanced capability to provide excellent hospital medicine from attending level pediatricians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week right here in our community.

Sometimes newborn babies develop problems that require more intensive or more specialized care.  The Framingham Union Campus of MetroWest Medical Center has a Level II Special Care Nursery equipped to take care of most anticipated and unexpected problems that might occur with a newborn infant. A neonatologist from The Floating directs the Special Care Nursery and is the physician directly responsible for the care of babies in that nursery. The nurses are specially trained to care for sick babies, and the nursery has special equipment to help them do so.

The Framingham Union Campus Emergency Room has a special arrangement with The Floating Hospital that provides a staff-level pediatrician from The Floating Hospital trained in pediatric emergency medicine to staff our Emergency Room daily from noon until midnight. For this reason, we encourage you to use the Framingham ER whenever possible for emergency care.