Your child is unique and so is the pediatric care here at the Women & Children's Center.
Our team is highly skilled in a range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and therapeutic services for children, from infancy through adolescence.
We provide exceptional services to children in the fields of Anesthesia, Neurology, Cardiology, Emergency/Trauma, Orthopedics, Endocrinology, Otolaryngology, Gastroenterology, Pediatric Medicine, General Surgery, Radiology, Genetics, Nephrology and Pulmonary.
We support patient- and family-centered care and recognize the role that parents and families play in the health and healing of their children. You are encouraged to actively participate in your child's care as a vital member of the health care team.
Pediatric Specialty Services
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital benefits from an affiliation with Mass General for Children to provide specialty outpatient services to children through our Mass General for Children at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital clinic.
Your Child's Stay
As part of the Women & Children's unit, our inpatient area serves more than 300 children and families each year. You are encouraged to stay with your child during the entire visit. Amenities include open visiting hours, private patient rooms with sleeping couches, a security system, free Wi-Fi and meals available for parents/caregivers.
Our nursing staff is skilled in the care of pediatric patients. Registered nurses have training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Our Child Life Specialist is available to address the unique developmental and coping needs of each patient, through play and diversional activities. They assist in calming fears and decreasing anxiety. From a pre-procedural tour to using gentle language, play and visual aids, they explain unfamiliar things to your child in a child-friendly way.
The Women & Children's unit has a Play Room with toys, a video game system and a variety of other activites.
Special Care Nursery
Also located on the Women & Children's unit, the Hannaford Special Care Nursery is an area designed to care for newborn infants with significant medical needs, such as prematurity.