Children rarely need to be hospitalized, but when they do it can be a very frightening time for them and their parents. We offer three choices should the need for hospitalization arise. First, we can admit children locally at Crockett Hospital. Here we can provide high quality care for most straight-forward pediatric problems close to home. We also have a working relationship with the hospitalists at both Maury Regional Hospital and Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. A hospitalist is a physician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. By teaming with these two facilities, we can offer you the convenience of routine local pediatric care, and a higher level of care when needed. We will work with you on a case-by-case basis to choose the best solution for you and your child should the need arise.