Younger patients have special needs. McLaren Greater Lansing's Pediatrics team takes pride in providing care that meets those special needs.
The Pediatric Center's Treatment Goals are to:
- Provide care that is individualized and age-specific to each patient
- Utilize a team approach to diagnosis and treatment
- Include the family as an integral component of the treatment program
- Maximize the individual's health and potential for optimal recovery from illness and/or injury
Unique Environment Addresses Special Needs of Young Patients
To achieve those goals while recognizing the special needs of infants, children, and adolescents when hospitalization becomes necessary, McLaren Greater Lansing has set aside a special area just for our younger patients. The 12-bed Pediatrics Center provides a unique setting tailored to the individual needs of all young patients.
The Center features an activity room, which provides a comfortable and enjoyable environment for the toddler, younger child and adolescent. The activity room provides especially attractive environments for our young patients who are separated from their homes during hospital stays. Also, computer stations are available for young patients to complete school work.
Family: A Vital Force
The family is a vital force in the health and well-being of the hospitalized youngster. The Pediatrics Center encourages parents to remain with their child during his or her hospital stay. Additionally, liberal visiting hours for siblings help ease the normal anxiety experienced by young patients while they are in the hospital.
The nursing staff of McLaren Greater Lansing's Pediatrics Center makes every effort to accommodate visitation by parents and siblings throughout hospitalization, unless such visitation will hinder the child's condition or treatment.