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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
  • Bronchitis
  • 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

To transfer a patient to the 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, please contact 505.727.7337.