As a parent whose children have experienced hospitalization within the first 3 years of life, I understand what it means to have the proper pediatric treatment for their age and size. My youngest daughter (now 3-years old) was born almost 6 weeks premature and in an incubator for 2-weeks in the Neonatal NICU. My second youngest son (now 4-years old) was diagnosed with walking pneumonia that made even walking 7-10 steps seem like a mile. He went through steroids, breathing treatments, and antibiotics for almost two weeks. Just when I thought his little body fought the pneumonia, one month later he caught a mild case of walking pneumonia again. Had he been in the emergency room without the proper pediatric equipment and medical supplies, it would have been a much more difficult and possibly traumatic experience for him.
I personally made sure when both my daughter's premature birth and my son's walking pneumonia occurred, that we only admit them into a pediatric emergency room where there are doctors that also specialize in pediatric care and house equipment made for tiny hands and feet. If you are a parent going through similar periods of rehabilitation and care, I recommend searching for a medical facility that specifically has a pediatric unit with physicians who specialize in similar disabilities or rehabilitations by googling “Pediatric Rehabiliation” with your city's name. It's a great place to start when you need to research best medical options for your child/children. As you are probably already aware – it is so important that you provide the best care for your child, and after thoroughly researching options within my blogger network, came across Hospital for Special Surgery. Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. Located in New York City, HSS recently opened the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center at the Children's Pavilion providing comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation for both inpatients and outpatients from birth to 21 years. Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. This along with their Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – this is the quality of expertise parents should be looking for.
You can head over to the Hospital for Special Surgery website where you can learn about the new CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center within the Lerner Children's Pavilion. Be sure to check out Hospital for Special Surgery's Facebook page where you can stay abreast of new advances in medical technology and updates to the options they offer at HSS.
Here's a great YouTube video that showcases the new CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center within the Lerner Children's Pavilion:
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.