The Department of Pediatrics at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center provides comprehensive healthcare to infants, children and adolescents.
Our department is highly integrated and is staffed by physicians and other medical professionals trained in primary pediatric healthcare as well as a wide variety of subspecialties that include but are not limited to:
- Infectious Diseases
- Critical Care Medicine
- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Room
Each year, Jamaica Hospital treats tens of thousands of children in our Pediatric Emergency Room. Our child-friendly unit is welcoming and is designed in a manner that reduces fear and anxiety in children. A vibrant jungle theme is used throughout the unit to spark the imaginations of our smallest patients.
Registration, treatment and waiting rooms are separated from adult treatment areas, so that children can be cared for in spaces specially designed for their comfort. Our pediatric waiting room has toys, gaming systems and televisions available for children to enjoy.
Jamaica Hospital employs Board Certified pediatricians who specialize in providing emergency medical care to children of all ages and treating medical conditions of all levels of severity. Our pediatric ER nurses possess various certifications including Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) needed to provide the best care to children in an emergency room setting.
Ambulatory Care Center
The Ambulatory Care Center at Jamaica Hospital provides quality care to children in an outpatient setting. We are on the ground floor of the hospital’s “C” Building, and are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted based on availability.
Jamaica Hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center provides a wide range of pediatric services that include:
- Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
- Pediatric Endocrinology
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
- Pediatric Hematology
- Pediatric Neurology
- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Pediatric Surgery
For your convenience, we also offer services at our community-based, MediSys Family Care Centers.
Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Unit
The Pediatric Ambulatory Surgery Unit at Jamaica Hospital provides pre and post-surgical care to patients who do not require an overnight hospital stay. This service is also sometimes referred to as “Same Day Surgery”.
A separate, child-friendly waiting area is designated for children and their families. Children are provided with toys, movies and coloring books before their procedures, and have the option of riding a tricycle into the operating area.
Pediatric Inpatient Services
In the event that your child needs to be admitted to our hospital, rest assured in knowing that Jamaica Hospital’s Pediatric Unit is staffed by a team that includes physicians, nurses, child life specialists and other professionals who are specially trained in the medical, social and emotional needs of children.
Our pediatric unit is located on the second floor of the main hospital and is fully secured to ensure the safety of our patients and visitors. Our unit is comprised of a nursing station that is centrally located, allowing our healthcare team prompt access to patients. Spacious rooms furnished with pullout beds are provided so that parents can spend the night.
The Child Life playroom is also located on our pediatric unit. It is a safe space where children can play, socialize with others and enjoy supervised activities during their hospitalization. Certified child Life specialists are on staff to provide educational, developmental, emotional and social support to children during their hospital stay.