Our Pediatrics Unit fosters a cheerful, comfortable environment conducive
to healing, with 18 beds —including a special pediatrics procedure
room and dedicated playroom—all specially designed with your child
in mind including floor-to-ceiling murals —you will see the loving,
cooperative efforts of a community coming together to sponsor the creation
of a space where childhood health and wellness comes first.
Much can be written about the technology, expertise, and the full spectrum
of care we offer in the Pediatric Unit at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare
System. Indeed, top to bottom, our unit is cutting edge. But there's
something more important we want you to know about - our philosophy of
caring for children. Kids have a special place not only in our facility
but also in our hearts. When a child is sick, we care for it as though
it were one of our own and we encourage family members to be part of the
We relate to children. That is why, in addition to an experienced pediatric
staff and advanced medical treatment, you will find a playful but healing
environment here. We have made every effort to see our environment through
the eyes of little ones.
AN EXPERIENCED PEDIATRIC STAFF
Leading-edge medical treatment is one important tool in our arsenal. Additionally,
our pediatric staff is highly skilled and includes registered nurses with
specialized training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and nurses who
are certified in pediatric nursing care.
Special Rooms for Kids — A cheerful, healing environment fostering our family-centered
approach to comfort and healing, eighteen rooms are specially designed
for children, and can also accommodate their parents. Salinas Valley Memorial
Hospital also has a special procedure room for children. It's a pastel
colored room with inviting animals on the wall. There's a hippo shaped
table that is purple in color and great to climb upon.
Our Murals — You cannot help but smile when you see the details that have gone
into making our pediatrics department friendly for children. It looks
like you have stepped onto an outside street with lights that go on every
evening at dusk when you walk into the pediatrics department at Salinas
Valley Memorial Hospital. The hand-painted murals are floor to ceiling
murals that line the entire radius of the pediatrics department.
Our Playroom — A hospital does not have to be a scary place. Movies, hand painted
chairs, dollhouse, and toys are not common items you would find in a hospital,
but they are the standard for our indoor playroom. Children come first
at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, which is why they have a playroom
dedicated just to them! The can hang out with their parents, friends or
sit back in the big chair and relax.