Healing tiny hands and hearts, McLeod Children’s Hospital in Florence cares for more than 53,000 children a year. Premature babies and children who need special pediatric care find it at McLeod Children’s Hospital. Today, 100 beds are dedicated to Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care and other unique children’s health needs.
To make sure your child gets the best care possible, our Pediatric Hospitalists care for your child from delivery to discharge.
Board-certified pediatric intensive care specialists oversee the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Subspecialists care for children’s unique needs, including pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric endocrinology, and pediatric orthopedic surgery. A specially equipped ChildReach Ambulance stands ready to transport newborns and children from community hospitals to McLeod Children’s Hospital in Florence.
A Child Life specialist reduces anxiety for children preparing for a procedure, allowing them to touch and play with medical equipment. They use bubbles, music, and videos to distract a child’s focus on pain. In the Child Life Activity Center, doctors and nurses refrain from interfering with playtime, encouraging family interaction. Find out more at (843) 777-8542.
Most donations for care enhancements at McLeod Children’s Hospital come through direct contributions from people like you. The Children’s Hospital is also a member of the 170-hospital Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), dedicated to raising funds/awareness for affiliated hospitals. When CMN raises funds in our service area, 100% of those funds stay here. To make a direct donation, Click here.
Thanks to a grant from the Boeing Center for Children’s Wellness, McLeod physicians “adopt” a school and help set short- and long-term health goals. They also offer guidance and education in areas, such as nutrition, physical activity and stress management.
To make sure your child gets the very best care, we have a specialized team of Pediatric Hospitalists providing care for your child’s entire stay. Pediatric Hospitalists are Board Certified Pediatricians who specialize in the care of hospitalized babies and children. Should your child need the services of specialty pediatricians (Cardiologist, Neurologist, or Neonatologist), the Pediatric Hospitalist will work closely with those specialists to ensure your child receives the needed specialty care.READ MORE
Upon admission to the hospital, you will be asked to choose a private doctor to care for your child when he or she goes home. The Pediatric Hospitalist will ensure a smooth transition to your doctor’s private practice. The hospital records will be sent to the office so your private doctor has all the details of your child’s hospital stay.
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