Liberty Hospital offers the only Pediatric Unit in the Northland, where the staff is specially trained to help ease children’s and parents’ fears. The unit cares for children with a variety of health problems, including broken bones; anterior cruciate ligament repairs; respiratory problems such as asthma, RSV and pneumonia; minor surgeries and even young trauma patients once they have been stabilized.
Physician specialties include pediatrics, family practice and internal medicine/pediatrics.
The Pediatric Unit features 10 private rooms, with large windows to let natural light in. The rooms include sleeper benches, and parents are welcome to stay overnight with their child.
The unit also features a well-stocked play room, which has a library of children’s books, toys, board games and puzzles. For older patients, there is a PlayStation 2, a DVD/VCR player and a wide selection of movies.
Security is a top priority in our Pediatric Unit. The unit remains locked 24 hours a day. Visitors must request permission from a member of the nursing staff in order to enter.
The staff at Liberty Hospital has special training in meeting the needs of our child patients – from the unique pediatric medicines to the training needed to use pediatric equipment.
Each child’s medical care is overseen by board-certified pediatricians and family practice physicians, who are members of the medical staff at Liberty Hospital.
“Liberty Hospital’s Pediatric Unit is not only equipped to care for children, its staff has excellent training and experience in treating children with everything from dehydration to serious bacterial infections,” says Paul Lively, DO, a pediatrician on staff at Liberty Hospital. “That makes it possible for us to provide compassionate, age-appropriate care for children and families in the Northland.”
Click here to read about one Northland mother’s experience with our Pediatric Unit.