Huntington Memorial Hospital offers a wide breadth of services for infants and children. Our 25-bed pediatric unit is supervised by a pediatric intensivist, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Specially trained pediatric nurses, a dedicated social worker and a child-life specialist provide expert treatment to our youngest patients. The unit offers an array of child-appropriate books and videos and an activity center is available for ambulatory patients.
Huntington Hospital is home to the only regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in the San Gabriel Valley. In addition, the hospital has a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), with nine beds dedicated exclusively to the care of very ill children. Both NICU and PICU services have emergency transport service available by helicopter and ambulance, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.
Since 1985, Huntington Hospital has provided extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and nitric oxide treatment for babies with severely compromised lungs. Over 600 infants have received ECMO at Huntington Hospital, with a survival rate of 93 percent. Latest generation Giraffe incubators allow high level treatments to be provided without removing the babies – critical for their comfort and fragile condition.
NICU and PICU programs offer social work services and a Ronald McDonald house is conveniently located directly across the street. The Parent Connection is a support group led by parents who have experienced the NICU first hand. Weekly meetings provide camaraderie and mentorship to families who need extra support.
Perhaps the most significant benefit offered for ill infants and children at Huntington Hospital is the prestigious staff that includes neonatologists, pediatric general surgeons, as well as specially trained registered nurses, pediatric respiratory therapists, neonatal dietitians and neonatal occupational therapists.