The Pediatric Hospitalist Service was started in 1998 in cooperation with Children's Hospital of Illinois, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the OSF Medical Group. The hospitalist model allows pediatricians, who have a special interest or special training in treating hospitalized children, the time to adequately care for those patients. The hospitalists develop relationships and monitor contact with local and referring physicians who admit patients to Children's Hospital, in addition to working with other hospital departments to assure that children continue to get the best care in a family-centered environment.

To schedule an admission, call the Physician Access Line (PALS) at 1 (800) 231-7257. For more information, please call (309) 655-6460.