Whether your child requires a few stitches, or has a more serious health condition, Palms West Hospital is the place to turn. As the only hospital in the Western Communities with a dedicated pediatric hospital and 24/7 emergency care, The Children’s Hospital at Palms West provides an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care. Additionally, we have committed to training new generations of pediatricians through our medical education and residency programs.
Time is of the essence in life’s unexpected moments. You should feel the utmost confidence when entrusting your most precious gift to us. At the Children’s Hospital at Palms West, you will find a dedicated child-focused environment for all our emergency services pediatric patients. We provide an atmosphere that is calming to children, and comforting to you. All members of our healthcare team have been specially trained to care for children of all ages – from toddlers to adolescents. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we provide round the clock care with the expertise and experience your family needs.
Exclusively for our pediatric patients, this unit features all private beds with a total of 47 total pediatric and PICU beds. Our PICU features the latest equipment for the most critically ill patients. When you walk onto this special floor dedicated to our youngest patients, it reflects a theme that is child-friendly, bright and cheerful for those spending time here at Palms West. We believe your child should feel that their room is special; making what can be an uncomfortable experience into one that feels a little brighter.
Our Pediatric unit features a playroom where children can feel safe and comfortable while taking a needed break from their treatment schedule, as well as a teen room with computers and internet access. We also have a full-time Child Life Specialist who provides therapeutic play and developmentally appropriate activities for patients, reduces the stress of hospitalization, and provides support to patients and their families.
Our comprehensive specialties and pediatric services include:
- Hematology Oncology
- Infectious Disease
- Critical Care
- Emergency Services
- Plastic Surgery
Pediatric cancer care
About our pediatric oncology program
A diagnosis of cancer in a child can be a parent’s worst fear. However, if it happens, parents and caretakers can rest assured knowing that that one of the best pediatric oncology programs is close by, at the Children’s Hospital at Palms West.
The children’s hospital at Palms West supports the diagnosis, management and long-term follow-up of children fighting cancer and blood disorders. Our pediatric cancer specialists combine expert diagnostic skills with a compassionate approach to caring for children, teens and young adults.
Our multidisciplinary team of specialists in pediatric hematology/ oncology includes board certified physicians, Pediatric Oncology Certified Registered Nurses, Clinical Research Associates and experienced support staff. Our dedicated team work with children and their families to provide comprehensive cancer care from diagnosis to treatment.
The clinical staff at the Children’s Hospital provide high quality cancer care in a supportive environment and are committed to exploring all options to make our pediatric patients well as quickly as possible. Offering family-centered care, we collaborate with children and their parents throughout treatment and healing by encouraging a partnership in care. Additionally, we provide children and their families with supportive and positive methods of coping, assistance with supportive care, stress management, nutrition and health maintenance guidance and childhood cancer survivorship.
Pediatric oncology services
- Accredited COG facility and physician
- Highly experienced nurses for inpatient and outpatient care
- Outpatient infusion center with private rooms
As partners of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the world-wide premier children's cancer research organization supported by the National Cancer Institute, we collaborate with scientists across the world to discover advanced treatment options, including participation in clinical trials and the development of therapeutics for children[Schneider Whitney] and young adults with cancer.
What this means for parents whose child has been diagnosed with cancer is that their child can get advanced treatment protocols, eliminating the need to travel for that level of care - making life easier for the patient and families.
Often times, a child diagnosed with cancer has to endure several years of treatment - and travel causes hardship not only for the child but also for the family. We are so excited to be able to offer this level of care closer to home.