When a child is sick or injured, Huntington Hospital is standing by to provide the best of care, in a comforting and caring atmosphere. In our pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, and neonatal intensive care units; through our educational and support services; and through our emergency department and Center for Trauma Care, Huntington Hospital provides superior care to children of all ages. Serving patients from day-old infants to youth through age 18, our pediatric care services are age-appropriate and sensitive to the special needs of the young. Huntington Hospital's pediatric care facilities have been specially designed with young patients in mind. Not simply adult units with a few beds allocated for children, the areas of Huntington Hospital which serve the young are bright, child-friendly, and as much like home as possible. In creating these facilities, we have also not forgotten adolescents and teens, who find here an environment very much suited to their special needs. Many of the physicians and surgeons who practice at Huntington Hospital are also affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition, Huntington Hospital's in-house physicians work closely with each child's community pediatrician, to ensure optimal continuity of care.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Young patients who require intensive care are transferred to Huntington Hospital's highly specialized pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), the only facility of its kind in the San Gabriel Valley. Our stand-alone PICU has eight beds dedicated exclusively to the care of the sickest young patients, and the unit is staffed by a full team of physicians and nurses who specialize in the care of seriously ill children. Several pediatric specialists, including, but not limited to, cardiologists, general surgeons, hematologists, orthopedists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and pharmacists, are on call around the clock.
At Huntington Hospital, a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures are available for children, ranging from simple tonsillectomy to highly complex surgeries. For young patients requiring inpatient surgery, the hospital offers surgical suites specifically designed for pediatric surgery. Some are specially heated for our smallest patients, and all include monitoring and surgical equipment designed to meet the special care needs of the young.
Huntington Hospital's emergency department is a model of medical teamwork, and boasts a dedicated, child-friendly pediatric room. From brightly colored decor to special cribs, the area is designed to provide a less stressful environment for Huntington Hospital's youngest emergency patients.
A variety of ancillary diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services are also at Huntington Hospital including, but not limited to, the following:
Huntington Hospital's sophisticated diagnostic include radiology, and gastrointestinal and sleep laboratory services.
Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy
A full range of therapy services are available at Huntington Hospital, and therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to develop care programs for children, and to help ensure appropriate nurture in the home.
Pasadena Community Asthma Program (PCAP)
Asthma classes are designed from the National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines. The classes help to decrease emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and missing work or school. The classes help the participants have a better understanding of asthma and it also helps the participants to better communicate their asthma needs to their primary care physician. For more information, click here.
A special satellite pharmacy covers the needs of Huntington Hospital's neonatal and pediatric areas, providing outstanding expertise in pediatric pharmacology.
Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program
HELP is a five-session workshop to help families with kids who are at risk for being overweight. With activities for kids aged 5-12 and their parents, the HELP workshop covers smart shopping, family meal planning, eating at fast food restaurants, dining on special occasions, creating simple recipes, and a whole lot more. For more information, click here.
When a child is sick or injured, Huntington Hospital brings together medical professionals from every specialty to ensure appropriate, prompt response. All are dedicated to providing gentle, kind and compassionate care for our region's youngest patients. In addition, a wide range of community education and outreach programs helps ensure improved well-being and safety among local children and youth.