With the establishment of the Lauren Small Children’s Center in 2012, Memorial Hospital took a major step towards realizing its vision of providing comprehensive and specialized pediatric care close to home for the children of our community.
The Robert A. Grimm Children’s Pavilion for Emergency Care will be the latest addition to the Lauren Small Children’s Center. The Children’s Pavilion will be the only dedicated pediatric emergency department between Los Angeles and Madera and will complete the continuum of care for pediatric patients in Kern County.
The Lauren Small Children’s Center at Memorial Hospital at consists of:
- Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: an eight bed PICU at Memorial opened in 2012. It is the only PICU between Los Angeles and Madera
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: a 31-bed Level II NICU
- Bolthouse Family Pediatric Acute Care Unit: 35-bed inpatient unit
- Grossman Burn Center: 8-bed unit provides comprehensive burn care to patients of all ages
- Helen Taylor Cobbs Children’s Healing Garden
- Ronald McDonald House
The new Children’s Pavilion is located adjacent to the existing emergency department and will feature separate waiting and treatment areas for pediatric patients. It will include an urgent care “fast track” exclusively for these patients.
All patients will be seen by doctors and nurses specially trained in pediatric medicine. The Children’s Pavilion will enable Memorial to deliver essential care in a comforting environment for children and their families.