Pediatric Residents Virtual Tour
Pediatric Residents Virtual Tour
- The lobby of MCGHealth Children's Medical Center offers a comfortable waiting area for families and visitors. The dinosaur theme, chosen by the kids advisory group continues throughout the hospital.
- A help desk available at the entrance to the lobby offers a friendly greeting upon arrival and provides directions to the various services offered.
- Parking decks are conveniently available on two sides of MCGHealth Children's Medical Center to provide ample parking for families, visitors, residents and faculty in the pediatric department.
- The Dugas building, located adjacent to MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, houses the pediatric faculty offices and small conference rooms.
- The pediatric ED serves as a level I (highest level) trauma center for the area, fully equipped to serve the needs of children with any level of acuity.
- Animal murals on the walls in the ED help create a child-friendly atmosphere.
- Physician work areas are located on the main inpatient floors. The area provides workspace furnished with multiple computers to review labs, x-rays and orders, as well as provide a space for resident and student education.
- The inpatient floors each have a designated play-room that gives patients a fun alternative to their hospital room. The play rooms provide entertainment for all ages, from dolls and tea sets to air hockey and Nintendo Wii.
- Each inpatient room makes use of a dry erase board to keep patients and families informed about the current treatment plan as well as providing reminders of the names of each of their health care providers.
- Patient Family Centered Care encourages families to stay with their child at all times. Inpatient rooms are furnished with amenities that make the hospital stay more comfortable, including two bed-spaces for adults to sleep, a refrigerator, TV and DVD player, and private bathroom with bath/shower.
- Each inpatient floor has a procedure room for IV placement, lumbar punctures and other potentially painful procedures. This is meant to allow each patient’s room to remain a pain-free “safe zone” as much as possible.
- The recently added indoor playground on our main general pediatrics inpatient ward. The playground provides a fun, safe and convenient place for children and families to play when they have a loved one in the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center.
- This prehistoric-like park on the fourth floor of the hospital provides safe, indoor entertainment for pediatric patients and their siblings. It was funded through donations to the Children's Miracle Network.
- The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a level III D (highest level) center with space for up to 40 neonates. Families are encouraged to visit their infant without any visiting-hour restrictions
- Giraffe beds in the NICU allow infants to transition from incubation to radiant warmer without needing to change beds. They also allow quick access for acute situations and surgical procedures.
- The beautifully renovated labor and delivery (L&D) area allows a pleasant setting for expecting and new mothers and their infants.
The new L&D design allows for mothers to deliver in the same room where she will be post-partum, without having to change from a “delivery room” to a “post-partum” room.
- The outpatient pediatric clinics are adjoined to MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, allowing easy access for families and health care providers. They’re also beautifully decorated to create a pleasant atmosphere for children.
- The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) continues with the Patient Family Centered Care approach, encouraging up to two family members to stay with their child at all times. State-of-the-art monitoring systems and medical equipment allow the residents and faculty the tools needed to take care of children at all acuity levels.
The pediatric ICU is a level III (highest level) unit with a max occupancy of 14. The resident call-room is conveniently located in the unit for easy access to acute situations, and the attendings take in-house call each night for PICU coverage.
- Morning report is held every Monday through Thursday morning. An inpatient team presents a case and our chairman, Dr Maria, facilitates the discussion with our faculty, residents and medical students. We conclude each conference by using our audience response system to answer a PREP question, ensuring that we cover information important for clinical work and the boards.
- The newly renovated pediatric lounge, equipped with a new 46” TV among other things, provides a comfortable place for residents to relax between patient-care responsibilities.
The lounge is also furnished with three computer stations where residents can keep up with work responsibilities.
- The Anderson Library now provides a comfortable place for reading our large selection of reference books or perusing our collection of historical books from the Anderson collection.
The Anderson Library was recently renovated to provide a quiet place for residents to study. The four new computer stations are an ideal place to do a literature search or see what UpToDate has to say about a topic.