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1500 S.W. 10th Ave.
Topeka, Kan. 66606

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Pediatric/Adolescent Unit

Inpatient. Child and Adolescent Care.

Pediatrics

The Pediatric unit at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center provides medical intervention and nursing care for children needing special care, close observation, and monitoring. The unit is a 15-bed facility. By having the unit located near the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit  (PICU) it can expand its care to children who require intermediate care, but who do not need the constant care of the intensive care unit. The unit provides the highest level of care for pediatric patients from newborn to 14 years of age.

Visiting (Pediatrics)

Visiting hours for parents and grandparents are unrestricted. To allow time for nursing procedures and patient rest, other visitors may spend time with the patient from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors are discouraged after 10 p.m. Overnight visitors are limited to parents or their designee (must be 18 years of age). Sibling visitors are discouraged. If they do visit, every child under the age of 16 will be given an illness screen before entering the patient’s room.

Child-Friendly Environment

To help provide diversion and activities for young patients, the Pediatrics unit has toys for children and infants that are cleaned regularly. There is a Playstation video game in every room and games and DVDs are provided.

Young Adult Center

The Young Adult Center is a 7-bed facility. This specialized unit provides care for adolescents and young adults from 15 - 25 years of age. The Young Adult Center provides a warm and friendly environment that caters to this specific age group. The trained staff is sensitive to the needs of young adults. 

Services encompass all those available to adults including respiratory complications, trauma (surgical, post-surgical recovery, and stabilization), orthopedics, gastrointestinal surgery, sepsis and drug intoxication. 

The expanded health care team includes trauma surgeons, adult and pediatric hospitalists, pediatric nurses, pediatric pharmacist, respiratory therapists and a clinical social worker.