Children’s Hospital Care
Depend on Adventist HealthCare for family-centered pediatric hospital care. Feel confident your loved one has access to the best possible treatments in a healing environment.
Conditions We Treat
Inpatient care means getting care while you stay at the hospital. Your child may need to stay at the hospital to recover after an injury or surgery or receive treatment for conditions such as:
- Diabetes complications
- Neurological conditions like stroke or meningitis
- Respiratory conditions, such as pneumonia
- Severe infections
Trust that our compassionate team is well-prepared to care for your child’s needs and provide your family with support.
Preparing for Your Child’s Stay
If your child’s hospital stay is planned, your child’s care team can help you prepare your child.
Pediatric Hospital Services in Rockville
Your loved one will receive expert attention at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, a hospital that prioritizes the safety and comfort of babies, toddlers, children and teens. Feel peace of mind knowing the hospital offers:
Your Child’s Hospital Care Team
At Shady Grove Medical Center, every member of your child’s care team has advanced training in pediatrics. In addition to board-certified doctors and nurses, your child may see a:
- Pediatric hospitalist – Pediatricians who specialize in caring for children in the hospital, coordinating care with their primary care doctor and other providers
- Pediatric intensivist – Doctors who closely monitor and provide critical care for children with serious injuries or illnesses
Types of Pediatric Specialists
Your child may also get care from doctors and surgeons with advanced training in their specialties at Adventist HealthCare and other healthcare organizations. Your child’s care team may have:
- Cardiologists, or heart doctors
- Gastroenterologists, or digestive system specialists
- Endocrinologists, or doctors who treat endocrine system disorders, such as diabetes
- Hematologists, or physicians who treat blood conditions
- Neurologists, or brain and spine specialists
- Oncologists, or cancer doctors
- Ophthalmologists, or eye and vision care providers
- Pulmonologists, or respiratory system physicians
- Radiologists, or doctors who use medical imaging to diagnose and treat health conditions
- Rehabilitation therapists, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists
PALS Certified Staff
Choose an emergency department staffed with doctors and nurses who have certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training (PALS). This means your child’s providers can provide lifesaving care in a wide range of emergency situations.
Your Role at the Hospital
You’ll be able to spend as much time as possible with your child. Take advantage of comfortable sleeping chairs next to your child’s bedside.
Share information about your child – such as how much they normally eat, sleep and play – with your child’s care team. Count on our staff to answer your questions and offer support to your whole family during your child’s stay.
What to Bring
Your child’s hospital care team may recommend you bring:
- Your child’s favorite toy, stuffed animal, pacifier or blanket
- Comfortable clothes
- Favorite movies
- Pajamas and slippers
- Books or magazines to read
Hospital Playroom & Fun Centers
Your child can relax and have fun in our large pediatric playroom, which includes:
- Arts and crafts
Your child can also enjoy our Starlight FunCenters™, mobile entertainment units with TVs, DVD players and Nintendo Wii™ game systems.
Books About Going to the Hospital
Get help from our pediatric staff to talk to your child about his or her hospital stay in a kid-friendly way. View Amazon listings of our recommendations for books your child may enjoy: