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Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital


 



 


We are here when our youngest patients need us most


Lovelace Westside Hospital is proud to announce the opening of the Westside's only Inpatient Pediatric Unit. Beginning spring 2012, our unit will offer a broad range of child-centered services for the medical, surgical and chronic illness management our patients need. This unit is designed with families in mind to treat patients from infancy through adolescence. Our pediatricians are committed to offering the highest quality of pediatric medical care while also providing continuity of care through communication with patients' pediatricians, nurses and families.


Inpatient pediatrics – just another way we care for our neighbors on the Westside and in Rio Rancho.


Special care for special patients


Lovelace Westside Hospital is dedicated to providing extraordinary health care for children and families. In our Inpatient Pediatric Unit, children from infants to adolescents will receive 24-hour care by our skilled pediatric hospitalists and specialized nurses. Our staff works to provide coordinated care for each patient. We take a team approach to involve pediatricians, specialists, nurses and families in the treatment of each child.


Our experienced medical staff provides round-the-clock care for patients who need specialized, in-hospital care for conditions such as:



  • Asthma

  • Respiratory infections, such as RSV

  • Chronic illness

  • Pneumonia or the flu

  • Fractures

  • Other common childhood illnesses

  • Post-surgical care

 



 


Designed for families


Our Inpatient Pediatric Unit offers family-centered treatment for our youngest patients. At Lovelace Westside Hospital, we offer:



  • In-room sleeping accommodations for a guest

  • Wireless Internet access

  • Private rooms

  • A team approach to treat each patient, including cooperation with pediatricians, specialists, nurses and families

For patient referral or transfers, please call 888.727.7646






 


Pediatric Observation Unit At Lovelace Women’s Hospital


The Pediatric Observation Unit at Lovelace Women's Hospital is a family-friendly, 8-bed unit for children who need short-term medical care, observation, or additional treatment before returning home. Pediatricians supervise the medical care on this unit 24/7.


The Pediatric Observation Unit can be used for direct admissions from emergency departments, physician offices or urgent care facilities. The unit may also be used for children who need prolonged recovery after surgery.


The Pediatric Observation Unit can treat many illnesses including:



  • Asthma

  • Bronchiolitis

  • Croup

  • Dehydration

  • Fever

  • Gastroenteritis

The unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that provides high quality, efficient, child and family-centered care. The team includes:



  • Pediatricians

  • Pediatric nurses

  • Respiratory therapists

  • Pharmacists

  • Case managers

For transfers to and/or consults with the Lovelace Women's Hospital Pediatric Observation Unit, please call the Lovelace One-Call line at 1.888.727.7646.


The Pediatric Observation Unit is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of Lovelace Women's Hospital. For more information, call 505.727.7337.