Our medical staff includes pediatric hospitalists – doctors who have special training in the care of hospitalized children. Unlike clinic-based doctors, they are at the hospital 24 hours a day. They provide continuity in care by responding to patients’ ever-changing medical needs, answering families’ questions and communicating with other doctors involved in the child’s health. In addition, our pediatric subspecialists including allergists, cardiologists, oncologists and neurologists are folded in to a child’s care when necessary.
Our nurses are dedicated entirely to caring for pediatric patients. All are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Their deep knowledge and vast experience with children’s health issues are complemented by their understanding of the important role family plays in a child’s healing.
Our child life specialist and child life assistant help young patients and their family members cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury and hospitalization.
In addition, they help pediatric patients manage their pain, express their feelings
and relax through age-appropriate activities – all important components for healing.
Other professionals caring for our pediatric patients include occupational
therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers and dietitians.
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