General Services

In addition to doctors, our children are served by a team of specially qualified nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, nutritionists and social workers. This multidisciplinary approach ensures that every aspect of the child’s care is addressed. The Social Service department collaborates with the family and other members of the health care team to coordinate discharge plans and provide information and referral to community agencies for follow-up care.

Adolescent Medicine Program

Adolescence is a time of physical, social and emotional maturation, and the adolescent years are often filled with difficulties coping with these changes. Adolescents have diverse health needs, including those related to their physical and sexual development, body image, nutrition, mental health, use of substances and other risk behaviors. Recognizing that the adolescent health care issues are delicate, UMC Children’s Hospital is staffed by an adolescent medicine physicianto address these issues.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Our Level III NICU provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive care to newborn infants with a wide range of congenital and acquired conditions. We care for extremely premature infants as early as 23 weeks gestation, up to term infants with a variety of medical and surgical illnesses.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

The PICU provides all critical care services to children with a wide variety of problems including trauma, infection, shock, multi-organ failure, burns, drowning, severe asthma, pneumonia, diabetes, stroke, cancer, genetic disorders, and those requiring care after surgery. State-of-the-art technology is used to treat and monitor these children, and includes dialysis, ECMO (cardiac bypass), high frequency ventilation, non-invasive ventilation, use of inhaled nitric oxide and heliox. Our excellent outcomes are made achievable through a “closed-unit” intensivist-attending model, in-house attending coverage, evidence-based and up-to-date treatment.

Pediatric Surgical Services

UMC Children’s Hospital is the preferred hospital for routine or elective surgeries that range from simple procedures, after which the child can be discharged home, such as circumcisions, tonsillectomies, and hernia repairs. Pediatric neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, and orthopedic surgeons prefer to do complex surgeries such as removal of brain tumors, craniofacial reconstructions, reconstructions and repair of the airway, and spinal surgeries at UMC Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric Anesthesiology

UMC Children’s Hospital has specially trained pediatric anesthesiologists on staff to administer anesthesia to children undergoing surgery.

Pediatric Radiologists

Radiation is known to have harmful biological effects, the probability of which increases with increased radiation dose. UMC Children’s Hospital is aware of this and ensures that children undergoing x-rays, and other imaging procedures, are exposed to as low a dose as reasonably achievable. Radiologists are available 24/7 to interpret x-rays and other imaging studies. Radiologists who are specially trained in pediatrics are available to perform procedures.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

UMC Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, a National Cancer Institute-supported collaborative group of pediatric cancer centers. Children with cancer and disorders of the blood are diagnosed, treated and monitored here. They participate in the latest treatment protocols.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Children with conditions such as celiac disease, malabsorption, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers, and gastro-esophageal reflux are treated at UMC Children’s Hospital. Pediatric Gastroenterologists provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and management of all gastrointestinal and liver disorders, as well as nutritional problems of infants and children. Medical management includes: gastroesophageal reflux, recurrent abdominal pain, diarrheal disorders, failure to thrive, constipation/encopresis, malabsorption conditions (e.g., celiac disease), inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer disease, chronic active hepatitis, biliary tract disease, inherited metabolic and immunological defects involving the intestine and liver, liver transplant candidates, and diseases of the pancreas.

Pediatric Pulmonology

Pediatric pulmonologists are available to diagnose and treat diseases of the airways and lungs. They perform bronchoscopic procedures and sleep studies routinely at UMC Children’s Hospital.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Children with complications from diabetes, thyroid dysfunction and other hormonal disturbances are treated with a multidisciplinary approach that is spearheaded by the pediatric endocrinologists.

Pediatric Neurology

The pediatric neurologists at UMC Children’s Hospital diagnose and treat children with disorders of the brain and spine. Comprehensive evaluation and management of children with diseases affecting nervous system and muscles, including epilepsy, headaches, neuromuscular disorders, neonatal neurological disorders, movement disorders, and metabolic abnormalities. Inpatient and outpatient video EEG facilities are available for assessment of children with episodic disorders of behavior, including epilepsy.

Pediatric Neurosurgery Services

Neurosurgery Services provide evaluation and comprehensive neurosurgical treatment of infants, children and adolescents with: Cranial or spinal trauma; Hydrocephalus; Spina bifida; Craniosynostosis; Craniofacial anomalies; Brain tumors; Spine tumors; Nerve tumors; Vascular malformations of brain or spinal cord; Chiari malformations; Tethered spinal cord; and Syringomyelia, including traumatic brain injuries.

Pediatric Cardiology

UMC Children’s Hospital cares for children with heart problems. Provides services for the diagnosis and management of congenital and acquired heart disease in infants, children and adolescents. Available services include: arrhythmia, both diagnosis and management; ECG services; Holter and Event recording; and pacemaker management.