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Pediatric Unit

HSHS St. John's Children's Hospital pediatric unit is just the place to find the expertise for your child's care.

Young girl in hospital bed and doctor attending

Kids need a place all of their own. Our pediatric services, located on the fifth floor of HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, is just the place to find the expertise you require for your child’s care.

Our pediatric staff is specially trained to understand and respond to the specific medical and emotional needs of your child. Since admission to the hospital can be frightening and stressful for patients and their families, our child life specialists are available to provide coping strategies.

You will find a healing environment on the pediatric unit with its cheerful hallways, waiting rooms, play areas and a beautiful healing garden. The healing garden allows patients and their families a place to momentarily escape from the clinical environment. 

Our pediatricians are board certified in pediatrics or a subspecialty, providing the children's hospital and its outpatient clinics with the greatest diversity of pediatric subspecialites in the region