Pediatric Care at Saint Clare's
When your child is ill, you want the best care possible for them. Every
member of the Pediatric Team at Saint Clare’s will make sure your
child receives the care they need to get well. From Maternity Care at
the Katena Center for Mother and Child to our to-notch Pediatric Department,
the Pediatric Team at Saint Clare’s will work to make your child
comfortable and your family at ease.
Our Pediatric Team
Saint Clare’s has a certified Pediatrician on-site 24 hours a day
to consult on any kind of emergency. Your child will receive excellent
care from a Pediatrician that can be bed side in less than five minutes
in the Emergency Department, Pediatric Unit, or Newborn Nursery. All Saint
Clare’s Neonatologists are board certified and provide 24/7/365
coverage for patients from birth to 28 days. If mom requires lactation
counseling, we can provide that as well. No matter the condition, a consult
can occur quickly so your child can begin to heal.
The children in the care of Saint Clare’s Pediatric Team are cared
for by well-qualified and highly-educated nurses in all areas of pediatrics.
The nurse-to-patient ratio in the Pediatric Department is four-to-one
so your child will have the care they need by nurses who understand that
a hospital stay is scary for a child. They will make sure your child feels
better - inside and out.
If your child needs to be admitted to Saint Clare’s, private pediatric
physicians have the ability to admit directly through the Emergency Department
or the Pediatric Hospitalists. Even if your child needs outpatient services,
the Pediatric Specialists affiliated with Saint Clare’s will make
sure your child gets whatever care your child needs.
Our Approach to Pediatric Care
The entire Pediatric Team at Saint Clare’s provides quality care
with a focus on family. As a community-based hospital, you can be close
to your child while they receive treatment and still be close to home
and work. Our kid-friendly space that includes modern private rooms and
play areas will make your child’s hospital stay less frightening
for both parent and child. The members of the Pediatric Department offer
a multi-disciplinary approach and work together as a true team so your
child receives the exact care they require.
Our Pediatric Services
If your child needs specialized treatment for conditions such as acute
asthma, infections, pediatric SDS, or pain management, we will have specialists
at your child’s bedside. You can also arrange for pediatric orthopedic
treatment, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy
all within Saint Clare’s Center for Rehabilitation & Sports
Medicine. Our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that your child will
be seen quickly by the right medical professional and receive whatever
care is needed so your child can begin to heal.
If your child needs care from a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, Saint Clare’s
can provide a consult right away. We also provide same-day pediatric surgery
for patients that require surgery for tonsil removal, or ear tube insertion.
Behavioral Health Services at Saint Clare’s
Some children face troubles that require specialized counseling to cope
with mental and emotional issues. The team Saint Clare’s is especially
aware of the importance of a child’s mental well-being. If your
child requires behavior health services, our Children's Crisis Intervention
Services can help your child understand what they are feeling and develop
coping mechanisms based on their needs. This can also be an especially
challenging time for parents. The Saint Clare’s Psychiatric Emergency
Services Team can help your entire family understand what is happening
and how to work together to help your child get on the road to mental health.
Saint Clare’s Locations in the Community
At Saint Clare’s, we are keenly aware of the importance of healthcare
in the community. We have several convenient locations that can provide
Saint Clare’s Denville Hospital: 25 Pocono Road, Denville, NJ 07834;
Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital: 400 West Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ
Resources and Community Services
There are a variety of different services both the community and other
organizations, locally, state-wise, and nationally. The staff at Saint
Clare’s want to do all we can to help you and your family through
whatever ails your child.
Spiritual Care: Spiritual Services encompasses a full range of services,
including lending a caring ear, support in accepting a new diagnosis,
help dealing with the illness of your child, and recognizing and responding
to God’s will in greater peace and joy.
Family Support Center of New Jersey: The Family Support Center is a clearinghouse
of up-to-date information on a national, state and local family support
programs, services and disabilities.
Family Support Organizations: FSOs are family-run, county-based organizations
that provide direct family-to-family peer support, education, advocacy
and other services to family members of children with emotional and behavioral
problems. To access services, you may call these organizations directly
or call 1-877- 652-7624.