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 eight-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:
- Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
- 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. You may also want to reach out to the Certified Child Life Specialist about how to talk with your child before they stay in the hospital. 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
- Bathrobe and slippers to wear over their hospital pajamas
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, Wednesdays and Fridays as well as upon request (ask your nurse for assistance).
Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)
ORMC is privileged to have a Certified Child Life Specialist on staff. This healthcare professional focuses on helping you and your child cope with the stress and uncertainty of your hospital visit.
Certified Child Life Specialists are child development experts who work closely with your child’s health care team. They focus on several goals during your child’s stay, including:
- Easing your child’s worries and nervousness through therapeutic and recreational play
- Encouraging healthy expression of feelings
- Encouraging your child’s cooperation with and understanding of medical procedures in a child-friendly way
- Helping foster a supportive growth and development environment
- Helping patients’ siblings understand and cope with the stressors of a hospital stay
If you are interested in learning more about our Certified Child Life Specialist and how she can help your child please contact her at Hillary.Lindsey@mountainstarhealth.com.
In conjunction to the specialized pediatric services we offer, Ogden Regional Medical Center also accepts donations for our pediatric patients on behalf of our Greater Utah community. If you are interested in donating for the littlest patients at our hospital, we encourage community members to first review our pediatric donation wish list and guidelines.