Elizabeth (Beth) Kleweno, MD is a pediatric hospitalist, providing care for a wide variety of diseases affecting children 0-18 years of age which require hospitalization. She works closely with subspecialty teams to provide excellent, evidence based, compassionate care to the children admitted to St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital. She currently serves as the medical director for the St. Luke’s Children’s pediatric hospitalist team.
Dr. Kleweno enjoys working with a multidisciplinary team including physician specialists, nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists and care coordinators to create a comprehensive plan for each individual patient.Dr. Kleweno and the hospitalist team have developed and participated in multiple quality improvement projects over the years. These projects ensure that the most up to date evidence is being used to treat our patients and improve care. Several of these projects have included national collaboratives in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Project examples include implementation of additional pediatric psychiatric support services to improve clinical outcomes for pediatric behavioral health patients, Pathways to Improving Pediatric Asthma Care (Project PIPA), Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions (Project Impact), Standardization of Fluids in Inpatient Settings (Project SOFI), and an initiative to reduce length-of-stay for infants admitted for neonatal fever.
Dr. Kleweno obtained an bachelor's degree with honors in microbiology at Washington State University. After medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, she became active duty in the United States Air Force, completing her pediatrics residency with the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. Dr. Kleweno is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hospitalist medicine. She was part of the first group of physicians to achieve this distinction in pediatric hospitalist medicine, a newer subspecialty board.In her time away from medicine, Dr. Kleweno enjoys running, baking, crafting, and spending time with her husband, son, and dogs.