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For youngsters in need of hospitalization, a stay in our pediatric unit provides an opportunity for children and their parents to feel comfortable and to be part of the treatment process. The Pediatric staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital recognizes each child as a special, unique person who needs the care of our staff, as well as the continued care of his or her family. In our pediatric unit we focus on a youth orientated atmosphere.

• We recognize each child’s individual needs in planning care
• We communicate appropriately with the child and parents concerning the child’s condition and care
• We are understanding and considerate of feelings and concerns about an ill child
• We will make a positive experience out of any child’s stay in our pediatric unit

Program & Features

Pre-operative Teaching Program
Your child will have an opportunity to view a preoperative video, tour the pediatric department and ask questions about surgery. Play therapy may be provided with Zaadi (an anatomical doll) to ease the fears of going to surgery.

Unlimited Parent Visitation

Parents are encouraged to stay overnight. Sibling visitation is also encouraged during regular visiting hours.

Cardiac/Respiratory Monitoring Capability
For children whose illness may indicate closer monitoring of the heart and lungs, the unit provides monitored beds located near the nurse’s station.

Safety and Security
Numerous steps have been taken to address your child’s safety and security needs while hospitalized. From the child proofed outlets to our cribs and beds designed for safety, the Department strives to be aware of the special safety needs of our patients.

DVD & Games

For patients requiring or desiring time spent within the privacy of their own area, each room comes
equipped with a DVD. A wide selection of entertaining as well as educational videos are also on-hand for patient use.

Sodas, juices, and coffee are available for parents on a 24 hour basis. Parents staying overnight are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning. Should additional meals be desired, guest trays are available upon request, at a nominal fee.

Experienced Staff

The pediatric unit is staffed with Registered Nurses having pediatric experience and the desire to play a part in your child’s healing. Pediatric Registered Nurses are certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

For more information, please call the pediatric unit at (270) 706-1718.

Parental Consent Brochure

Hardin Memorial Hospital. 913 N. Dixie Ave. Elizabethtown KY 42701.
Phone (270) 737-1212
Contact HMH