Blank Children's Hospital Inpatient Coverage in Fort Dodge
Blank Children's Hospital nurse practitioners provide inpatient pediatric and newborn nursery care at Trinity Regional Medical Center. Together, we are completely dedicated to meeting the unique health care needs of children of all ages here in Fort Dodge.
We are family centered and our main goal is to support you, your child and your family members through any difficult time, whether it is an illness or injury.
Our pediatric-trained nurse practitioners work very closely with families and the nursing staff to provide the best possible care for your child. If your child is admitted to the hospital for care, a nurse practitioner will work closely with your primary care provider and specialists in order to provide your child the care he or she needs. They will manage the care of your child during hospitalization, and then your child will return to the care of your primary care provider after discharge.
The pediatric care unit at Trinity has 10 private rooms decorated with themes from around the world. Our playroom invites you to travel to Paris where we have educational and developmentally focused toys. For our older kids we have a Nintendo 64 game system, an X-Box and numerous movies for all ages.
Support for You and Your Newborn
The Pediatric unit provides the same breast feeding support that is offered at the Birth Center, as well as, the same equipment and information. For newborns that are not breast feeding, we offer all types of formula so we can continue the same feedings that your child is already used to.
Spending Time with Your Child in the Pediatrics Unit
Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. but we do not restrict visiting for parents. They are encouraged to stay, if possible. We have cots or comfy recliner chairs available for family members to sleep in.
Ensuring the Safety of Our Patients
For the safety of our patients, the pediatric unit is a secured area. The only way to access the unit is by taking the east elevator located by Trinity's Cafe and entering through the east double doors. Push the intercom button to alert the staff and gain entrance to the unit. Once you are on the floor, you are required to have a staff member help you exit the Pediatrics unit.