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The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai

The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai supports the very heart of the family-centered care philosophy. From pediatric medicine to expert care in specialties such as cancer, neurologic disorders, bowel disease and diabetes, the Samuelson Children's Hospital delivers individualized care focused on the family and patient. The family works alongside the clinical team to ensure the best outcomes from their sick child.

Each year, thousands of children and their families turn to the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai for exceptional care.

One of the nation’s leading pediatric community hospitals and residency programs, Children’s Hospital offers a cadre of medical experts who provide advanced specialty care and bring extensive knowledge and experience to the diagnosis and treatment of a full range of pediatric illnesses and diseases.

The staff at Children’s Hospital, from admitting to nursing care to social work, truly cares about the health and well-being of your child and family. Our family-centered approach to care ensures your child is our No. 1 priority and that you are an active member of our treatment team. Our primary mission is to provide the highest level of care in the most compassionate manner possible.

Family-centered care improves clinical outcomes for children and provides crucial support for families facing health challenges. That’s why we were among the first in the nation to allow parents to sleep at their child’s bedside in the PICU.

Our family-centered approach to care is designed to meet the needs of your child and to foster a partnership between your family and our health care professionals. This partnership means your family is an important part of our treatment team. From providing crucial medical background to managing your child’s recovery after discharge, you work closely with our physicians and staff during and following your child’s hospital stay. We know the anxiety and uncertainty that comes with having a child in the hospital. We encourage you to visit your child at any time, and offer relaxing spaces just for you so that your time here is comfortable.

Samuelson Children's Hospital offers a full range of pediatric specialty services for patients from birth to 18 years of age and older, supporting local pediatricians with the most comprehensive care of any community hospital in Maryland. Our pediatric specialties include cardiology, critical care medicine, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, gastroenterology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, orthopedics, neurology and infectious diseases.

Our reputation for excellence is based on the stellar medical care and compassion we bring to our patients. Our physicians, nurses and social workers take time to listen to your requests, answer your questions and direct you to the appropriate support services. Our dedicated physician group includes board-certified physicians, neonatologists and a hospitalist who all provide round-the-clock coverage.

We get to know our patients by name, understanding each one’s fears and anxieties as well as what makes them laugh and smile.

As a hospital within a hospital, we offer patients immediate access to a range of hospital services. Our team includes physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, social workers, child-life specialists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, occupational and physical therapists, and a pediatric pharmacist. All providers work together with mutual trust and respect to achieve the best possible outcome for each patient.

We maintain constant communication with your child’s primary pediatrician to keep them updated on progress. Our staff will also assist with education, home care, appointments, transportation assistance and insurance. Whatever your concern, we are here to help.

Samuelson Children’s Hospital recently underwent a major renovation to improve the care setting for children and their families and make it more bright and cheerful. The interior design of the hospital is now a marine motif. At certain times each day, the televisions in the lobby and each room display a live broadcast from the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Other facility highlights include:

~ All single-bed rooms for inpatients with windows and lots of natural light
~ Occupational and physical therapy treatment available onsite
~ Expansion of remote anesthesia so that children can be anesthetized in the company of their parents
~ Relocation and expansion of the Hematology/Oncology unit and infusion area to serve more patients
~ Expanded playroom spaces for patients
~ A learning/resource room with computers and wireless Internet access
~ 100-percent HEPA-filtered patient and clinical support areas

Additional highlights of the new facility include:

~ Live broadcast feed from the National Aquarium in Baltimore
~ Large playroom for kids and a separate room for teens
~ Physical therapy treatment room, two nurses stations and medical staff offices on unit
~ Several small gathering areas for patients and families outside of patient rooms
~ Green roof area which is visible from the playroom area
~ Family hospitality area that includes a microwave, sink and refrigerator
~ On-site outpatient pharmacy
~ Family-centered approach to care
~ On-site Child Life program


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