When kids need medical attention—even for small ailments like cuts
and bruises or the common cold—they should be treated with special
care that is designed just for their needs. Dedicated pediatric expertise
is even more essential for kids with more complex medical conditions that
could require longer hospital stays and more involved treatments. The
Children’s Hospital at Palms West is understanding of the unique
healthcare needs of infants, toddlers, and adolescents, offering a number
of pediatric specialties with the whole family in mind. Keep reading to
learn how our dedicated pediatric care can help your child stay well in
Kids’ Special Healthcare Needs
Children are not just tiny adults, so they require more in their care than
lower doses of medication. Kids need the care of medical professionals
who know how to communicate with children in an environment that is designed
with warmth and comfort. Therefore, our Children’s Hospital is decorated
in bright colors with areas for young patients to play when they are waiting
for emergency care or spending time outside of their hospital rooms during
longer stays. Parents and families are always welcome to stay by a child’s
side during his or her care and work with our Child Life specialist for
a lower-stress hospital visit.
Pediatric Services at Palms West Hospital
The Children’s Hospital at Palms West offers a full continuum of
care for kids from infancy to adolescence. Teens may also receive care
with dedicated areas for their special medical needs in the period between
childhood and adulthood. Below you can get a look at some of our key pediatric
service lines that will let your child get the best possible care when
it is needed most.
Hematology & Oncology – While rare, childhood cancers can be an incredible source of stress for
children and their families. With the pediatric hematology and oncology
services provided by highly specialized nurses and physicians, your child
can get excellent care on an inpatient or outpatient bases.
Emergency Care – Our dedicated pediatric ER is open 24/7 to address any condition that may
arise outside of your pediatrician’s regular hours.
Surgery – Palms West provides a number of surgical services through our Children’s
Hospital, each of which is designed to create the easiest possible recovery
for young patients.
Orthopedics – Most kids a fearless on the playground, but this can result in broken bones,
sprains, and strains that require orthopedic care. Our pediatric orthopedic
services may also provide treatment for children facing musculoskeletal
deformities like scoliosis or physical birth defects.
Cardiology – Many children in need of cardiovascular care are facing congenital birth
defects that may lead to serious problems without treatment during childhood.
Fortunately, our team is highly experienced in treating conditions of
this nature to pave the way for healthier futures.
As you seek pediatric care for your child in Loxahatchee, call Palms West
Hospital at (561) 345-7009. Our nurses are available around the clock
to take your call and provide physician referrals within our Children’s Hospital.