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Children's Services

Children's Services

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Specialized care for our youngest patients.

Bringing advanced pediatric care, close to home.

Children who need critical care, shouldn’t have to travel far to receive it. Valley Presbyterian Hospital brings specialized pediatric care to children of the San Fernando Valley, allowing families to stay together and get quick access to excellent care close to home. Inside one of the Valley’s most advanced pediatric facilities, our exceptional team of pediatric specialists diagnose, intervene, and treat our youngest patients — always remembering that each patient is someone’s child.

Your dedicated team of pediatric specialists.

Every child admitted to Valley Presbyterian Hospital receives the full attention of a multi-disciplinary team comprised of pediatric specialists. Dedicated pediatric nurses, cross-trained to treat children in our Pediatric Care Center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), work side-by-side with physicians, social services, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and case managers to deliver integrated care that responds to the specialized needs of children.

Here, your child will receive the right care, from the right expert. Valley Presbyterian Hospital treats a complete spectrum of pediatric conditions and patients, with an array of highly qualified pediatric specialists and subspecialists you won’t find at other hospitals. These include pediatric intensivists on call around the clock, a clinical pediatric nurse specialist, pediatric gastroenterologists, orthopedists, cardiologists, and other experts in focused areas of critical care.

Through our partnership with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, we have access to a wide range of pediatric physicians and specialists to provide support whenever needed.

The latest advancements meet the comforts of home.

The upgraded 25-bed Pediatric Care Center and 10-bed PICU put the latest medical technologies in the hands of our specialized staff, while helping put our young patients and their families at ease.

Remodeled to reflect the emotional as well as medical needs of children, each patient's room in the pediatric unit features a unique child-friendly mural and theme, as well as a plasma television and recliner for parents who wish to remain at their child’s bedside. Stocked with computers, books, easels, puzzles, board games, and video games, our new playroom allows the children to be kids as well as patients. Even the Center’s procedure room is designed to ease a child’s hospital experience with a hippo-shaped bed and bubble-blower.

Involving families in their children’s care.

At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, families play an integral role in the emotional as well as physical recovery of their children. To support this role, our Pediatric Care Center, PICU, and dedicated pediatric staff strive to make parents and family members feel comfortable and included in their child’s care while in our hospital.

Patient rooms accommodate family members who wish to stay with their children overnight. We take equal measures to ensure families feel comfortable caring for their children once they’ve been released by supplying them with information, equipment, and home-care services that ease the transition from hospital to home.

Equipped to provide emergency care.

With increasingly fewer local resources for emergency and critical pediatric care, Valley Presbyterian Hospital has stepped up to meet this urgent demand. Our Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) is designed to provide rapid response and intervention for these critical young patients. Specialized pediatric teams including on-call pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists are ready at a moment’s notice to assemble, triage, and fast-track children to the care they urgently need.

Here for your children. And their children.

Since opening the Valley’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit more than two decades ago, Valley Presbyterian Hospital has remained committed to providing stellar care for the children in our community and beyond. As the medical needs of children continue to expand and evolve, we will continue to anticipate and meet them — with the latest technology employed by the finest pediatric specialists. We’ll be here for you, for generations to come.

For more information about our Pediatric Services, please call 818.782.6600.