Our Pediatric Unit is located at the St. Luke’s Campus and cares for children age 17 and younger in a family friendly environment. The 14 bed unit includes both private and semi-private rooms, as well as isolation rooms. While the pediatric unit is primarily for our younger patients, there are times when the census of patients in the hospital will make it necessary for adults will be cared for in this unit.
It’s important for children to feel safe in their room, so a special aquatic-themed room is available for children to have tests and procedures done, allowing their inpatient room to remain and safe and secure environment. The procedure room is used for children who are six months to six years old whenever possible.
The unit also provides a playroom with plenty of toys, books, games and more for the children on the unit. This room is made possible through generous donations to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Emergency Pediatric Care
If this is an emergency, please dial 911.
Our patients’ care and safety is, and continues to be, our top priority. Our ED team is dedicated to providing safe, quality care to the patients they treat. MVHS provides pediatric coverage in our EDs, but in some cases, patients need to be transferred out of the area to a higher level of care. Working closely with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals, our ED teams have the knowledge and skill to stabilize patients so they are well enough to be transferred.
It is standard procedure with every patient visit to do an initial exam and document it. Our physicians do that. In non-emergent cases, the care providers in our triage area can examine a patient and discharge them with a plan of care. The provider is in the triage area so that patients who are less acutely ill can be seen, have tests done and be discharged quicker.
Inpatient Pediatric Care
Our inpatient Pediatric Unit offers care to children who need to stay in the hospital for a variety of reasons. Physicians, nurses and support staff are available around the clock to provide the necessary care.