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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 healing process.

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.


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.