Many children stay in the hospital because they are not yet ready to go to a rehabilitation center or home. Now, thanks to you, Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children has expanded to include a sub-acute unit for children and young people with medically complex needs in a setting geared for kids.
The unit opened in 2017, and is the only one in the Pacific Northwest. It offers a full range of services for children who are dependent on technology, such as ventilators.
Caregivers with a variety of expertise work together in teams to provide care helping each child reach their full potential. “The sub-acute unit helps bridge care for children in our community, whether they are at home or in the hospital, who have medically complex needs,” said Sally Cochrane, RN, chief nursing executive, Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.
Parents who are caring for a child at home can turn to the unit for respite. Residents of the center who need a higher level of care can have their needs met in a familiar space. Also, children who have complex medical issues and are ready to leave the hospital can receive step-down transitional care.
Thank you for supporting the pediatric sub-acute unit at the Providence Child Center.