The Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Rochester General Hospital provides consistent, supportive, and nurturing family-centered care. Our state-of-the-art pediatric care meets the physical, emotional, and psychosocial needs of our patients and their families. Our goal is to maintain an environment conducive to healing, and one that is reflective of trust, honesty, and respect for our patients, families, and staff.
Highly skilled and experienced professionals are involved in your child’s care throughout their hospital stay and consist of pediatricians, nurses, social workers, behavioral health professionals, and more.
Your child’s doctor, often referred to as the attending physician, supervises your child’s care during their stay. The attending physician may be assisted by other physicians on the hospital’s staff. Our team consists of board-certified pediatricians and resident physicians who have completed additional years of advanced training to become specialists in pediatric medicine. Our physicians are available 24-hours a day.
A Registered Nurse (RN) with pediatric expertise is assigned to care for your child. Every effort is made for the same nurse to care for your child throughout your child’s hospital stay. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) will also assist in your child’s care. Your child’s nurse can answer any questions you may have about your child’s illness and treatment. All staff is pediatric-trained and are all PALS certified (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).
Social workers help patients and families cope with problems that often accompany an illness. In addition to providing counseling for emotional concerns, social workers put you in touch with community agencies that can assist you with transportation, finances, and other services that may be necessary once your child returns home. Let your child’s nurse know if you’d like to speak with a social worker.
A hospital stay can take a toll on the mental well-being of children and caregivers. Our child psychiatrists and family and pediatric psychologists are on hand and available to help your family and your child cope with their hospital stay.
Physical, occupational, respiratory, and speech therapists are available to help care for your child as needed. We also have registered dietitians available to assess your child’s nutritional needs and plan their meals to ensure they’re receiving all the nutrients they need to heal.
You can rest assured that your child and your family will be looked after when receiving care at the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Rochester General Hospital. Here’s everything you need to know about what happens when your child is an inpatient.
Before your child is discharged, we will discuss the care they will need at home. Please let your nurse know as early as possible if you or your child will need any special assistance at home, such as transportation for doctor’s appointments, help with filling prescriptions, or help caring for your other children. A social worker can put you in touch with community agencies that offer these services.
We welcome any comments or suggestions for ways to better serve our patients and their families. Please feel free to share your thoughts directly with your child’s nurse or with the director of nursing on the Pediatric Unit.