Susan H. Huffman, CMPE
 (Practice Administrator)

























  Hospital Care and Services - Overview

LOCAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL:

Catawba Valley Medical Center:

Catawba is the primary COMMUNITY hospital used by Unifour Pediatrics. Drs. Millsaps, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, have full admitting privileges at CVMC, which is located right across the street from our office.

Newborn infants: 
After an infant's birth, Unifour Pediatric pediatricians provide care for newborn infants in the full-term nursery and birthing center area. Usually, full-term newborns go home after 1-2 days, and we then see babies back in the office two days later. If the child has significant problems while in the Catawba Hospital nursery, we may consult Drs. Wellman and Berry who are with with Neonatology and Pediatric Acute Care Specialists, and if deemed necessary, then your infant may be transferred to the NICU, when a full team is available to provide excellent care. The Catawba NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) is excellent in every way, and we have full confidence in the neonatologists, neonatal nurse practitioners, and neonatal nurses there.. -DETAILS-

Admission from outside the hospital of older infants, children and teens: 
When a child needs to be hospitalized, Unifour Pediatric clinicians (pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners) admit the majority of our patients to Catawba Valley Medical Center, again utilizing the excellent pediatric hospitalists, Dr. Sam Wellman and Dr. David Berry, with Neonatology and Pediatric Acute Care Specialists, (not part of Unifour Pediatrics). They provide very high quality hospital pediatric coverage, including inpatient pediatric hospital care, ER consultations, premature and sick newborn care, and back-up full-term nursery care. After discharge, we will receive a report detailing the stay there..
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No longer at Frye:

All 15 Catawba County general pediatricians (all 3 pediatric groups) have now resigned ALL staff privileges at Frye, and no longer admit infants and  children there, or see them in the Frye ER, or provide care for newborns at Frye. There is no longer a pediatric unit at Frye, or pediatric nurses to cover all shifts, or a dedicated nursery. We regret that all pediatric admissions will no longer go to Frye as an option .... we simply need the full pediatric services and full-time staffing and excellent nursing care available at Catawba Valley Medical Center, or Levine, Brenner's, or elsewhere. Thus, we, as well as all other pediatricians in the county, no longer admissions to Frye. Bottom line - no more admissions at Frye,


PEDIATRIC SPECIALTY- REFERRAL HOSPITALS:

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC)

Brenner Children's Hospital
One of the main REFERRAL hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics. Drs. Millsaps, Spees, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, frequently refer more complex patients to the specialists at WFUBMC/Baptist/Brenner's Children's Hospital for outpatient and/or inpatient care. Brenner's is located about 75 minutes away, in Winston-Salem.  -DETAILS-

Carolinas Medical Center (CMC, Atrium Health)
Levine Children's Hospital
One of the main REFERRAL hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics. Drs. Millsaps, Spees, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, frequently refer more complex patients to the specialists at Carolinas Medical Center/Atrium Health/Levine Children's Hospital for outpatient and/or inpatient care. Levine is located about 75 minutes away, in Charlotte.  -DETAILS-


Duke University Medical Center
Duke Children's Hospital and Medical Center
One of the more distant REFERRAL hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics. Drs. Drs. Millsaps, Spees, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, sometimes refer more complex patients to the specialists at  at Duke (DUMC) for outpatient and/or inpatient care. Duke is located about 2 1/2 hours away, in Durham. -DETAILS-

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) Medical Center
UNC Children's Hospital - North Carolina Memorial Hospital
One of the more distant REFERRAL hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics Drs. Drs. Millsaps, Spees, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, sometimes refer more complex patients to the specialists at UNC Children's Hospital (North Carolina Memorial Hospital) for outpatient and/or inpatient care. UNC-CH (Memorial Hospital) is located about 2 1/2 hours away, in Chapel Hill. -DETAILS-

Mission Hospital in Asheville
Mission Children's Hospital
One of the lesser used REFERRAL hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics.   Drs. Drs. Millsaps, Spees, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, sometimes refer more complex patients to the specialists at Mission (Mission Memorial) for outpatient and/or inpatient care. Mission is located about 1 1/2 hours away, in Asheville. -DETAILS-

Presbyterian Medical Center
Presbyterian Hemby Children's Hospital
One of the lesser used REFERRAL hospitals for Unifour Pediatrics.  Drs. Drs. Millsaps, Spees, Hata, Rheinbolt, Colosimo, and Elliott, as well as our pediatric hospitalists, sometimes refer more complex patients to the specialists at "Presby" (Hemby Children's) for outpatient and/or inpatient care. Presbyterian is located about 75 minutes away, in Charlotte. - DETAILS-

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
David Millsaps MD
Brooke Hata MD
Richard Rheinbolt MD
Barbara Colosimo
MD
William Elliott MD

Board Certif. Pediatricians:
Fellows of the American
   Academy of Pediatrics

and our Pediatric
   Nurse Practitioners



Sommer C. Clark, CPNP

Karen T. Leasure,
CPNP
Lauren McFarland,
CPNP
Gretchen Weeks,
CPNP
Evina Nonato, CPNP
Evina Nonato, CPNP

Mission:
Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care pediatric practice established to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents & college-age youth.