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The Developmental Unit (Home at HSC) provides family centered care for infants, children and adolescents who require more acute, long-term support than can be safely provided in a home, group home, or typical long-term care facility. This is currently a 16 bed unit. A child eligible for admission to this unit would have chronic, complex medical issues and/or is dependent on medical technology; and due to medical complexity and fragility, the patient is unable to be cared for safely in the community.>

Transitional Care Unit (2 East)

The Transitional Unit at The HSC Pediatric Center (HSC) is a twenty-eight-bed medical unit. Patients admitted to this unit are usually between the ages of birth and three years, and typically have cardiac, respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal, and/or developmental problems.

The Transitional Care Unit nurse at HSC is part of a multi-disciplinary team of pediatricians, gastroenterologists, respiratory care practitioners, rehabilitation professionals, psychologists, and dietitians. Transitioning a child from the acute setting to the home environment is our focus whenever possible. Education of the parents/caregivers in all aspects of the child’s care is essential to achieving this goal.

Rehabilitation Unit (1 East)

The Rehabilitation Unit at The HSC Pediatric Center is a twenty-five-bed comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation unit. Patients admitted to this unit are usually between the ages of three and 21 years. They typically have diagnoses of head injuries, cerebral palsy complications, s/p motor vehicle accidents; or they may be recuperating after orthopedic surgery. Medical patients from ages four to 21 are cared for on this unit as well as with similar diagnoses as those listed for 2 East Transitional Care Unit along with IV antibiotics.

The Rehabilitation Unit nurse at HSC works in conjunction with our Medical Staff, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Psychology, Child Life and Respiratory Care staff to develop an individualized plan of care. These multidisciplinary teams work together with the family/caregivers to assist each patient in achieving their optimum level of functioning.

Preemie Express

The Preemie Express Unit at the hospital is a twenty-one-bed post-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) unit. Patients admitted to this unit usually need transitioning from the acute NICU setting to their home setting or our Transitional Care Unit. Patients may have respiratory, cardiac, gastrointestinal, developmental, and/or genetic problems.

The Preemie Express nurse at HSC uses intensive assessment skills in order to evaluate progress, and works hand in hand with Neonatology, Pediatrics, Respiratory Care, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nutritional Therapy and the family/caregivers to achieve individualized treatment plan goals. Parent and/or caregiver education is an essential component of successful and complete transitioning of these patients to home.


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