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Children's Services

Advanced Family-Centered Care Close to Home

Valley Presbyterian Hospital is designated as a Pediatric Medical Center (PMC), recognized by the County of Los Angeles for the high level of care provided to our pediatric patients by a team of pediatric specialists. Additionally, our Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) designation means specialized pediatric teams are ready at a moment's notice to assemble, triage, and fast-track children to the care they urgently need.

When your child is sick or injured, Valley Presbyterian Hospital stands ready to provide compassionate and specialized care. The pediatric care team shares a patient-and family-centered approach, giving your child and family the treatment and support needed for the best outcomes. Specialists include pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists, providing the highest level of non-trauma care to children in the San Fernando Valley.

Children's Services at Valley Presbyterian Hospital include three units, well equipped to help children and adolescents from the time they are born:

A Dedicated Team of Pediatric Specialists

Every child admitted to Valley Presbyterian Hospital receives the full attention of a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled pediatric physicians and care specialists. This medical team includes physicians, pediatric nurses, social services representatives, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and case managers, who work together to deliver coordinated care that is tailored to your child's individual needs.

Highly skilled physicians represent a broad range of clinical practice areas and sub specialties, including:

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Surgery

Helping Children to Heal

Our PMC designated PICU is designed to meet the medical and emotional needs of children. Patient rooms in these units feature a child-friendly theme, as well as a plasma television and recliner for parents who wish to remain at their child's bedside. A playroom is stocked with books, easels, puzzles, board games, and video games, allowing children in our care to be kids as well as patients.

At Valley Presbyterian Hospital, families play an important role in the emotional and physical recovery of their children. To support this role, physicians and staff strive to make parents and family members feel comfortable and included in their child's care while in our hospital.

Equipped to Provide Emergency Care

Valley Presbyterian Hospital has been approved by the County of Los Angeles as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). This designation is based on the qualifications of the staff, quality of care, equipment, and established treatment procedures. Specialized pediatric teams, including on-call pediatric surgeons and anesthesiologists, are available to diagnose and direct children to the care they urgently need.

For more information about our children's services, contact us at 818.782.6600.