Specialized pediatrics in Ogden, Utah
Ogden Regional Medical Center is proud to provide acute pediatric services to the Greater Northern Utah community. Children and their families benefit from advanced treatment methods and our team's skilled, compassionate, family-centered care.
To contact our pediatric department, call us at (801) 479-2400.
Our four-bed pediatrics unit cares for newborns and children up to 18 years old who are recovering from serious illness or surgery. Each room in the pediatrics unit is private, providing family and friends plenty of space to take part in the healing process.
Our pediatric experts
Pediatric Hospitalists are pediatric physicians who care for our pediatric patients 24/7 to ensure comfort, consistency of high-quality care and routines in the child's favor while they are staying in our hospital. They are the "doctor" while your child is here. A hospitalist is often more available to visit and care for your child since they are housed in the hospital instead of in another office, sometimes miles away.
However, our Pediatric hospitalists communicate and work intensely with your child's pediatrician and other physicians and providers involved in their care. Whenever there is a change in the child's condition, our hospitalists update the regular pediatrician and any others involved. After discharging your child our pediatric hospitalist will provide your child's pediatrician with an overview of your child's health and instructions for any care necessary beyond the hospital stay.
While our hospitalists oversee day-to-day inpatient care, they are supported by a comprehensive pediatric team with extensive experience and training in pediatric aspects of their field. The unit is home to a highly specialized pediatric medical staff available 24/7 and includes:
- Pediatric surgeons
- Pediatric gastroenterology
- Pediatric specialty clinic
- Pediatric registered nurses
- Lactation consultant
- Respiratory, speech, physical and occupational therapists
- Social workers
- Case managers
- Pet therapy
- Spiritual care
Because the thought of a hospital stay may cause fear and anxiety in children, we encourage you to talk to your child in advance of his or her visit. Explaining the reasons for your child's hospitalization in terms he or she can understand can help ease some initial fears. To stay connected to one's home and family, we encourage children to bring any of the following items that may make their stay more comfortable:
- Favorite stuffed animal or blanket
- Favorite board or card game
- Favorite electronic game, tablet or reading device
- Bathrobe and slippers to wear over their hospital pajamas
- A few books or activities to help pass the time
We provide rooming-in accommodations for one parent. If you choose to stay with your child, please bring toiletries, clothes and other essentials. If other family members want to stay in the area, a social worker can provide information on local lodgings and help you make arrangements.
Our Ronald McDonald Hospitality Cart services can provide toiletries, snacks,games, toys and other items for family and other support people when your child is staying with us. It is available Mondays-Wednesday-Friday and upon request (ask your nurse for assistance).