Admission

The Pediatric Unit is designed to care for medically complex children from newborns to those 18 years of age.

Examples of children who come to HSC include those who:

  • Have medical complications because they were born too early
  • Need long-term acute care
  • Need rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery, injury or catastrophic illness
  • Need wound care or long-term intravenous antibiotics
  • Need some time to outgrow their need for a ventilator (breathing machine)

Our healthcare team will assist you in preparing for your child’s admission to HSC

Discharge

The goal of the pediatric unit is to stabilize and improve children’s medical condition while improving their functional abilities so that children can be discharged home as soon as possible. If unable to go home, a child may go to a medical foster family or remain with us for a period of time. Our pediatric unit staff has long standing relationships with community providers to help in identifying the best possible option for each child.

HSC will provide the necessary training to caregivers, home healthcare agencies, and school nurses to facilitate a child’s welcome back to the community