Pediatric Care for Ages 0-19
As you enter the Pediatric/Adolescent Unit on the second floor of Good Shepherd Medical Center, you can’t help but notice the cheerful, child-friendly atmosphere. Features such as a bright blue hippopotamus treatment table and bright colors in each room, warm the surroundings that could be quite unfamiliar to children. This unit provides adequate space for the varied needs of pediatric patients ranging from newborn to up to 19 years of age. Fun and safe toys are also available for children of all ages to enjoy during their stay.
The staff is also a reflection of an environment designed around children and their specific medical needs. Each nurse is certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and many are specialty certified in Pediatrics. The highly qualified nursing and medical staff provide extensive inpatient and outpatient services to help children with a wide array of medical conditions.
Good Shepherd Medical Center is proud to have on staff a dedicated pediatric hospitalist. A pediatric hospitalist is a doctor specializing in providing medical care to children in a hospital setting. Generally, a pediatric hospitalist is a pediatrician who has completed additional years of pediatric residency training. Our pediatric hospitalist works with the child’s primary physician,
while the child is hospitalized. After the child is discharged from the hospital, care will resume with
the regular pediatrician.