Children's Hospital Inpatient Services Overview

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If your child requires a stay at the hospital, Boston Children's Hospital’s team of physicians will be dedicated to her providing her with the best care possible. In years past, the model at many hospitals would have been to have specialists from different areas of medicine rotate on and off the service. CHIPS provides full-time, inpatient general pediatric coverage.

Community physicians often choose to admit patients through our program because we're able to provide continuous attending-level care with general pediatric expertise, while also having in-house access to the many resources and specialists at Boston Children's. In addition, we stay in close communication with your referring physician throughout your child's hospitalization.


Our expertise

Children's Hospital Inpatient Service (CHIPS) was created in 1998 and is one of the oldest pediatric hospitalist programs in the country, providing:

  • 24/7 attending-level coverage
  • focused experience in managing and treating general pediatric health concerns
  • in-house knowledge of hospital routines and policies, allowing for greater efficiency
  • access to Children's specialists and resources when needed
  • direct communication with your child's community provider to ensure a continuity of care
  • daily meetings with parents/caregivers for updates and answers to your questions
  • care within a program that's nationally known for its leadership in pediatric hospital medicine

Expert authors

Vincent Chiang, MD, Chief of Inpatient Services, co-authored what is widely considered the definitive textbook on pediatric hospital medicine (Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2007, with Lisa Zaoutis, MD).

Leadership roles

CHIPS members hold key leadership positions with the Society of Hospital Medicine; the Academic Pediatric Association; and the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network (PRIS).

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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