Primary Children's Medical Center
Primary Children's Medical Center (PCMC) is the major primary and tertiary care center for pediatric patients in the Intermountain West.
The present facility, which opened in 1990, is adjacent to the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and comprises 164 beds. Clinical services include a 26-bed state -of-the-art pediatric intensive care unit, a 36 bed neonatal intensive care unit, a 20-bed rehabilitation wing, and facilities for both inpatient and outpatient care.
Primary Children's Medical Center is a 232 bed facility which serves five surrounding states. In the year 2002, pediatric patient visits totalled 183,215 in both in-patient, out-patient, and emergency room visits. Providing the highest acuity level in pediatric hospitals, over 40 pediatric specialty clinics and over 60 medical specialties and subspecialties are represented here. Various specialty wards include a 30 bed infant unit, a state of the art newborn intensive care unit, and a 26-bed rapid treatment room for children requiring a hospital stay of less than 24 hours.
The Child Neurology Division provides care for an average of 10 inpatients and 85 outpatients per week and has the busiest subspecialty consultation service in the hospital, seeing an average of 80 patients per month.
The division has two EEG laboratories and supervises four inpatient beds devoted to intensive monitoring of seizure patients. In addition, pediatric neuromuscular services are also offered, as well as consultation regarding neurologic complications from heritable inborn errors of metabolism.
Other subspecialty clinics in which pediatric neurology participates include Neurofibromatosis Clinic, NeuroBehavior Clinic, Metabolic Clinic, Genetics Clinic, and Epilepsy Clinic. Neurology residents provide in-patient consultation for two months during their PGY-3 year, and for one month during their PGY-4 year, though may also elect to spent additional elective time in general pediatric neurology, or in more specialized areas (i.e. NeuroGenetics clinic or Inborn Errors of Metabolism Clinic with Kathy J. Swoboda, MD, pediatric NeuroRadiology, or pediatric NeuroSurgery).
Pediatric neurology residents, as well as pediatric categorical residents also rotate with the adult neurology residents throughout the year. Our staff includes:
Francis M. Filloux, MD (director)
James F. Bale, MD
Susan Benedict, MD
Joshua Bonkowsky, MD, PhD
Shari Combe, PA-C
Michael Lloyd, MD
Denise Morita, M.D.
Paula Peterson, PNP
Abby Smart, RN
Kathy J. Swoboda, MD
Joel A. Thompson, MD
Colin B. VanOrman, MD