The Department of Pediatrics at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center is one of the most comprehensive facilities in the country in helping children and parents overcome illness. Our physicians are highly trained in a variety of sub-specialties, but all of our staff specialize in the compassion needed to treat children. The Department utilizes the main hospital facilities to provide specialty care, and several off-site clinics for more convenient access for less serious medical attention.Our Pediatric Emergency Room treats about 30,000 patients annually. The facility consists of 12 ambulatory care sites, which offer trauma care, orthopedic, and all urgent and emergent specialties. The Department also offers a reading corner to promote the love of books, as well as a supervised playroom. Aside from offering care in the hospital facilities, the pediatric department sponsors a School Health Program. This program sends physicians and support staff to three community schools to promote health and wellness in the community. Jamaica Hospital's Ambulatory Care Center offers a variety of pediatric sub specialties, including: