The Pediatrics Unit provides care for
children up to the age of 16 who are chornically or suddenly
ill or injured and require medical or surgical intervention.
Depending upon patient needs, the unit is designed to
accommodate a full range of cares such as: close monitoring,
general pediatrics, pediatric surgeries, infections and
children with special needs. We provide a family-centered
environment encouraging family involvement in the planning
and caring of their hospitalized child.
Faith Regional Health Services has a
14-bed pediatrics unit exclusively designed to provide
the best in nursing care. All rooms in the pediatrics
unit are private. Each
room has the capability to use cardiac apnea (vital signs)
monitors with a visual readout at the nurses' station
for those children with medical conditions requiring closer
Every room in the pediatrics unit has access to a video channel. We have a Game Boy, Nintendo and a portable CD player for patient use. Families are welcome at all times, and the staff encourages parents to stay with their child whenever possible to lessen his or her anxiety.
No facility is complete without caring,
qualified personnel. The nurse-to-patient ratio is very
favorable, with one nurse for every three or four children.
All nurses in the unit are PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life
Pediatrics Unit Visiting Information
Parents may visit at any time.
8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. - Siblings may visit between these times only.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (daily) - Naptime. For the
well-being of the child, we discourage visitors during
- A recliner is available in each room, or a patient bed
not in use in the unit, for parents who want to stay overnight.
- If you are ill, please do not visit.
- No more than two visitors in the room at any time, please.
- All visitors, including children, must be healthy with
no rashes, infections, colds, runny noses, diarrhea or
recent exposure to infectious disease.
For more information, please call (402)
The pediatric staff takes an active role in improving the quality of life and health of children by becoming involved in the community.
They work collaboratively with Northeast
Community College, teaching the PALS (Pediatric Advanced
Life Support) course to health care professionals, and
work at immunization clinics and participate with area
agencies in such events as the Children's Health Festival