TABLE 1

Descriptive Information for the 2 Innovation Units

4 West5 East
No. of Beds2022
Annual discharge volume11002600
Patient populationGeneral pediatricsGeneral pediatrics
Integrated care serviceHematology
(Medically complex and/or technology-dependent patients)Small numbers from other services (including Immunology, Rheumatology)
Staffing for both unitsAttending physician (1- to 2-wk rotations)
Residents (4-wk rotations)
Medical students (3-wk rotations)
Nursing staff: registered nurses, skilled nursing assistants, student co-ops, in-patient care nurses
Nursing students
Case managers, social workers, child life therapists