The Pediatrics Plus Unit at Poudre Valley Hospital
We understand that having a child in the hospital is very stressful for you, your child and your family. We will work with you to make your child's stay with us as comfortable as possible.
On the Pediatrics Plus Unit, we provide both medical and surgical care to children from birth through age 17. We practice family-centered care which means we strive to provide the best care for you and your child with open communication, involving you and your family in your child's care plan as much as possible.
Our specialized equipped allows us to care for your child's needs from asthma and respiratory problems to appendectomies and more complex surgeries.
Many parents have concerns about the amount of pain their child is in. Our nurses will talk with you about how your child's pain will be assessed and managed, Our pediatric pain management handout is also a helpful resource.
We've designed our unit to be both child- and family-friendly. All of our private patient rooms have their own bathroom, some of which are in a miniature design to meet your child's needs. Each regular room has a built in cot for parents to rest and spend the night as well as a television with a cable movie channel and games.
In addition, the unit includes a special play room and family waiting room with a TV, telephone, refrigerator and microwave. Parents are welcome to stay with their child as much as they are able to. Feel free to bring your child's favorite blanket or toy to help him or her feel more secure during their stay.
Pediatrics Plus also has a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Arrangements can be made for a separate sleep area/lounge, restroom, and shower for PICU parents who wish to spend the night.
Women who have had gynecological surgery are also cared for on the Pediatrics Plus Unit. When the Women's Care Unit is full, mothers and their newborns receive their hospital care here as well.
Pediatrics Plus Team
The health care team includes pediatricians, family physicians, surgeons, registered nurses and other professionals, such as physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapists. The pediatric nurses are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Respiratory therapists provide education for children with asthma and are available to evaluate and treat chronic and short-term lung conditions.
Our goal at PVH is to provide innovative, high quality, comprehensive care and we are honored to provide this level of care to your child.