Complex Pediatric Program
Our complex pediatric care services cover a wide array of medical conditions including brain injury, spinal cord injury, and wounds; primarily caring for children that are technology-dependent and require specialized pulmonary care, including tracheostomy and ventilator management. We know that you want the best possible medical care for your child provided in an environment that promotes their physical, emotional and intellectual development. Our continuum of care works to create reachable goals for you and your child through inpatient stay and even after discharge.
How We Treat
Our interdisciplinary team works with you and your child to create treatment and therapy plans throughout their continuum of care because we believe that family is an important part of growth and healing. Our environment is designed for optimum monitoring, but is also nurturing, stimulating and one that encourages socialization. We offer a multitude of services for your child to cover their health and overall well-being to make them feel comfortable and happy.
Children participate in individual and group recreational activities such as crafts, music, outdoor experiences, cooking and more. Occupational, speech and language, and physical therapy are provided when needed.
Respite care is essential for caregivers to take a break from the daily routine in order to keep their child at home.
Special education teachers and teacher’s aides provide on-unit education. For children over three years of age, arrangements for attendance in a community school or for educational services to be provided on the pediatric unit are made when appropriate.
- The Garden of Hope is a special environment that includes areas for arts and crafts, reading and other fun activities
The Complex Pediatric Program is designed to care for medically complex children from newborns to 18 years of age.
Visitation – Effective September 20, 2021
Patient safety is our first priority. Visitation guidelines are designed to keep your child safe and protect the health of all of our pediatric patients with complex medical challenges. The unit social worker will help you schedule your visits and navigate any questions about visitation details.
Parents/guardians should schedule visits in advance by calling 860-827-4803.. Parents/guardians of patients in private/semi-private rooms are welcome to visit at any time (one parent/guardian may stay overnight when coordinated with staff).
Visits for patients who are cared for in dormitory style areas of the unit must be scheduled between the hours of 11 AM and 7 PM, Sunday – Saturday to allow safe social distancing.
Only two (2) visitors per patient are permitted on the Pediatric Unit at one time.
Up to four (4) visitors may be included on the patient’s approved visitor list. Contact the unit social worker to discuss any exceptions or changes to the list.
All visitors to the Pediatric Unit must be at least 16 years of age. Outdoor or window visits can be arranged to allow siblings under 16 to visit (weather dependent).
Our goal is to get children discharged home as soon as possible. Our staff will provide the necessary training for you and your family, home healthcare agencies, and school nurses to facilitate a child’s welcome back to the community.