Pediatrics

    Our nurses that work on this unit have been specially trained in the care of pediatric patients.

    Inpatient

    Here at L+M our pediatric care unit is combined with adult care

    • Our nurses that work on this unit have been specially trained in the care of pediatric patients.
    • Pediatric patients are placed in private rooms. The TV in the pediatric rooms has DVD/VCR players.
    • A bed is provided in the room for a parent to spend the night.
    • Children are encouraged to bring their own pajamas from home to promote familiarity. You may wish to bring a stuffed animal or security item with you.
    • The playroom is available for children with non contagious illness. There is a wide range of toys, games and VHS/DVD movies. If your child is not allowed in the play room due to a contagious illness you are invited to take toys, games to your child's room.
    • We try to make your child's and your stay as comfortable as possible.

    Outpatient services

    Pediatric weight management and Healthy lifestyles - HELP kids

    HELP kids is an interactive program for children 6-13 years old and their parents. Our team consists of a nutritionist, behavioral health specialist, and physical therapist.

    The goals of HELP kids are to:

    • Increase the knowledge of healthy eating
    • Increase physical fitness
    • Improve self esteem
    • Increase the knowledge of disease processes linked to obesity
    • Demonstrate behaviors that promote a healthy lifestyle

    The program consist of pre-measurements, pre-parent meetings, 8 weeks of interactive classes, post measurements and post parent meetings.

    Please call Laurel Holmes 860-271-4698 or email lholmes@lmhosp.org for more information.