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The HSC Health Care System

Inpatient Programs

The HSC Pediatric Center inpatient program provides high quality transitional medical care and rehabilitation for children with complex medical conditions. Admission to HSC Pediatric Center serves as a stepping to home from an acute inpatient or intensive care setting.

Our interdisciplinary team are experts in providing care to infants, children and adolescents with the following conditions or diagnoses:

  • Tracheostomy
  • Ventilator dependence
  • Complications of prematurity, including bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
  • Feeding difficulties
  • Nutritional support via feeding tube
  • Weaning sedation after a prolonged illness
  • Prolonged IV therapy (antibiotics or nutrition)
  • Rehabilitation after an illness or injury
  • Wound Care
  • Palliative Care

We provide comprehensive services to prepare you and your child for discharge to home, including caregiver training, discharge planning and coordination of services, and transition to outpatient care.

Services provided to inpatients at the HSC Pediatric Center may include the following (based on the child’s needs and clinical condition):

Assistive Technology and Power Mobility

Our healthcare team uses technology to help your child communicate, learn, play, and interact with the people around them. We work with your child to identify the best mobility and technologies to improve independence in the home, school and community.

Education and School Support

We make sure your child doesn’t fall behind with schoolwork. We provide school instruction and partner with your child’s school district for home and hospital teaching services and the transition back to school.

Equipment Clinic

We evaluate your child’s needs and bring together a team of healthcare professionals to identify and provide your child with needed medical equipment, like wheelchairs and orthotics (artificial supports and braces).

Feeding and Nutrition

Our goal is to make sure your child gets the right type and amount of food for good growth and development. We will provide you with a feeding care plan specially designed for your child.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy helps your child improve independence with daily activities like feeding, dressing, and playing. We use fun and creative ways to increase your child’s strength and coordination, needed to complete tasks at home, school or play.

Orthotics and Prosthetics

We provide comprehensive evaluation and management of orthotics and prosthetics for your child. We evaluate your child, create a cast and properly fit orthotics, prosthetics and other artificial supports to improve your child’s balance, gait and alignment.

Palliative Care

Palliative care is care we provide to the child who is experiencing a life-limiting illness. We provide a supportive environment that focuses on better quality of life, family support and management of distressing symptoms, all while respecting your beliefs, values and priorities.

Pediatric Psychology

We care about both the physical and emotional well-being of your child. Pediatric psychology services help your child and family adjust to complex medical conditions and hospital stays.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy helps children move around and be as independent as possible. We’ll work on skills like rolling, crawling, sitting, standing and walking.

Respiratory Therapy

Our speech-language therapists will use creative and fun ways to help your child with communication, mouth, or swallowing problems or to prevent them from happening.