Hospital for Sick Children
About the Hospital

As a community health provider, ensure access to quality rehabilitative and specialty services for infants, children and youth with special needs and their families.

To be a recognized leader of pediatric rehabilitative services in the Washington-Baltimore service area, providing quality, comprehensive health care services for children and youth with special needs and their communities.

Excellence " Service " Commitment " Integrity

Patient at Hospital Each child is involved in everyday activities of playing, learning, and growing while receiving expert medical care that only a pediatric hospital can provide. Our rehabilitation therapists incorporate activities into each child's routine regardless of the challenges of their medical condition. HSC cares for children as individuals and develops individually designed therapy programs. These programs focus on maximizing each child's physical, cognitive and social abilities. For some children, this may mean learning to adapt to lifelong issues relating to the illness or disability. For others, this means learning how to do the simplest tasks, such as drinking from a cup, putting on clothes or taking steps for the first time after an injury.

From a child's very first day at The HSC Pediatric Center, the staff begins to plan and prepare for a child's return home. We offer many programs and services to make the transition successful. HSC even provides specialized family apartments so that families can learn how to care for their child in a comfortable, supportive environment. Children also participate in therapeutic field trips to try out their daily living skills in the community.

  • Pediatricians
  • Physiatrists
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Speech/Language Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Case Managers
  • Teachers
  • Audiologists
  • Pharmacists


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