We go above and beyond to make your child’s stay the best it can be. Child-friendly murals, an aquarium and 16 spacious rooms are here to make you and your child more comfortable. Twelve of our 16 rooms are equipped with cardiac monitors if your child needs to be monitored more closely. Our specially trained physicians, nurses and staff are here because they love children, and it shows. Our nurses are certified in PALS (pediatric advanced life saving) and ENPC (emergency nurse pediatric certification) among other certifications. They also participate in continuing education monthly to give the best care possible to you and your family.
Upon admission to the Pediatric Unit, your child will be weighed and measured and have vital signs taken, which includes checking a pulse rate, blood pressure, temperature, respirations and oxygen saturation. These are generally taken on a regular schedule during your child’s stay, as ordered by your physician. Blood tests and x–rays may be included in your child’s plan of care. While these tests are common during a hospital stay, your physician may request other tests necessary to monitor your child’s progress.
Visiting hours are from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For your child’s safety, our unit is locked from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. An adult is required to stay with the patient at all times. A couch with a pull-out bed is available for the adult spending the night.
Siblings are allowed to visit depending on your child’s illness. However, for their own safety, we ask that they leave when visiting hours are over so the patient can rest well and the staff can have room to work, especially in an emergency situation.
Only four people are allowed in the room at a time, which includes the patient. Visitors waiting to see the patient are asked to wait in our lobby rather than in the halls. Coffee, tea and vending areas are available to all family and visitors. Our kitchen is stocked with snacks and goodies for the patient to enjoy in accordance with what the physician orders. Our food and nutrition staff do their best to have other pediatric meal options available to our little ones. Just let your nurse know if you have a picky eater!
The health team members will keep you updated on your child’s condition throughout your stay. Patient confidentiality rules do not allow us to share information about other patients. The care and well-being of your child is of utmost importance, and we want to make it the best experience possible.
Because of Children's Miracle Network, we have an outpatient center, where children can see their specialist without having to travel to Fort Worth every week for treatments. We have an oncologist coming once a month, and children coming weekly for chemotherapy given by our chemo-trained nurses. Other clinics coming are nephrology, neurology, and cardiology.
Modern Mom, M.D.
Shannon’s own Christina Robinson Sherrod, M.D. (Pediatrician) gave birth to her baby boy, Gavin. On her blog, she’ll be telling us her experiences as a mom and a pediatrician as Gavin grows up. That means you get ongoing access to a new mom’s point of view combined with an experienced doctor’s perspective. How great is that! Just visit http://shannonbabies.com/blog/ and read all about the Sherrods.