Cardinal Glennon's Family Centered Rounds Include Parents in the Healing Process
Our doctors and nurses know that you can provide a wealth of knowledge when it comes to your children's health history. That's why SSM Cardinal Glennon Children�s Medical Center involves parents in family centered rounds, which means that when your child is in the hospital, the doctors and nurses will discuss his or her care with you, and seek your thoughts and advice.
"There are benefits across the spectrum to this approach," said Timothy Fete, MD, director of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics at Cardinal Glennon. "It allows you as the parent to actively participate in the daily care planning and discharge planning for your child, and it also allows you to supplement the information that the medical team has."
If you have questions about your child's treatment, family centered rounds provide the perfect environment to get answers. In other hospitals using this method, patients are released from the hospital sooner, and parents say they feel more involved in their child's care.
Family centered rounding is beginning to take hold across the country, and Cardinal Glennon is proud to be part of the forward movement.
Heidi Sallee, MD, speaks with a child's mother during family centered rounds at Cardinal Glennon. Family centered rounds gives parents a chance to ask questions about their child�s care.