Each Patient Follows an Individualized, Comprehensive Treatment Plan
The adult inpatient oncology unit is located on the 6th floor. The unit was recently remodeled and has 22 beds in all private rooms. There are two special rooms with negative pressure, and two rooms which are lead-lined for radiation precautions. A spacious family room is available for patient and family activities, as well as a private shower for family and visitor use. Our sundeck on the sixth floor overlooks the beautiful St. Mary's campus.
The 23 bed pediatric unit is located on the fourth floor of St. Mary's Hospital for Women and Children. With a goal to provide an atmosphere conducive to safety, security, comfort, and healing, the unit offers a family-centered environment in a child-friendly atmosphere.
Children, newborn to 19 years of age, are admitted to our pediatric unit for medical needs, surgical procedures, trauma, orthopedic needs and oncology including chemotherapy. Telemetry capabilities in each room are available with central monitoring at the nurse's station. Visitation is open to parents at all times while family and friends who are 12 years of age and older may visit from 11am to 9pm. Siblings under 12 years of age may visit within established guidelines.
Some services that are available on the unit are registered dietitian, register respiratory therapists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social services, and spiritual care.
Pediatric Intensive Care
The seven bed PICU, established in 1994, is adjacent to the Pediatric Unit to allow patients to move in and out of both units as needed while ensuring continuity of care. This is a comfort to parents with a child who is ill, because it means that your child will most likely be treated close to home rather than transferred to another hospital.
A fulltime Pediatric Intensivist, who specializes in the care of critically ill children, is available 24 hours a day, everyday. The PICU staff works closely with Trauma Services and LifeFlight to ensure continuity of care from the ER to the PICU. Along with caring for critically ill children the unit offers sedation for inpatient and outpatient procedures such as MRI’s, CT scans, spinal taps, bone marrows, and other uncomfortable procedures.
An Acute Inpatient Rehab Pediatric Program located on the Pediatric Unit is a collaboration of The Hospital for Women and Children and the Rehabilitation Institute to meet the needs of patients who have or may have temporary or permanent disabilities. This allows the child who needs rehabilitation services to remain close to home which allows for fewer disruptions in daily activities such as parents returning to work or caring for other family members.
Team members may include: the Pediatric Intensivist, the Physiatrist, a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, the Pediatrician, PT, OT, Speech therapist, and the Pediatric Nurses.
A specialized nursing staff will be caring for your child while in the hospital. Nurses are certified in Pediatric Advance Life Saving (PALS), chemotherapy, trauma, IV therapy, and sedation assistance, while a portion of the staff are instructors in PALS, CPR training, Home Apnea Monitor teaching, and Palliative Care.