St. Mary's Inpatient Pediatric Unit
St. Mary's takes a comprehensive and compassionate approach to the health and recovery of your child. Whatever is needed, you can look to our pediatric team for every aspect of your child's health - whether it's physical, emotional, social or spiritual care.
Children from newborn to 18 years are admitted to the Pediatric Unit for a wide variety of medical services, including:
- Medical (RSV, dehydration, gastrointestinal, diabetes, infectious disease, etc.)
- Surgical procedures
- Trauma services
- Orthopaedic needs
- Oncology needs, including chemotherapy
- Infusion therapy (IVIG, blood, remicade, enzyme replacements)
Other services available on the unit include:
- Pediatric Hospitalists
- Child life services
- Dietitian assistance
- Respiratory therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Social services
- Case management
- Spiritual care
- You are welcome to bring small toys from home for your child. Familiar play items can provide comfort and security and may prove helpful in recovery. Please be sure these items are not of exceptional monetary or sentimental value.
- Diapers, pajamas and hospital gowns are provided.
- Your child may wear his or her own pajamas if they do not interfere with needed medical equipment.
- Underclothes and slippers should be brought from home, if needed.
Latex and rubber balloons can cause choking in children. For the safety of our patients we do not allow these balloons in the child's room. We do permit children to have foil (mylar) balloons.
A breast pump is available during your infant's stay if needed. A breast milk refrigerator and freezer are available as well. Lactation Consultants are available if needed.
- Coffee and ice water are available to parents free of charge.
- A continental breakfast and coffee are served to parents from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in the Family Lounge.
- You may visit the cafeteria located on the second floor.
- Sandwiches are offered for lunch and supper.
- Guest trays are also available upon request. Please note there is an additional fee for this service and it is not covered by insurance.
If your child needs to stay overnight, you may have a private room, semi-private or isolation room. The surroundings are bright, cheery and designed to make you and your child as comfortable as possible. There is a bathroom with a shower, a telephone and remote control television in each room. Sleeping accommodations are provided so one parent may stay with the child at night.
A Ronald McDonald House is located next to St. Mary's campus.
St. Mary's staff have researched hotel accommodations that would provide quality services for our St. Mary's families in the event overnight accommodations are necessary for the families or friends of our patients..
If you would like a member of our Spiritual Care Department to meet with you to provide spiritual and emotional support, please ask your nurse to arrange this. Spiritual assistance is available 24 hours a day.