Understanding the unique health care needs of children
The Children's Emergency Room at the Siena Campus in Henderson, Nevada, is the only hospital ER in the southeast part of the valley that caters specifically to children.
St. Rose Dominican is the only Children's Miracle Network hospital in the region. The St. Rose Dominican collaboration with Children's Miracle Network began in January 2005. Since that time, the partnership has helped provide new pediatric equipment for the hospital, charity care for patients, and health education for children. 100 percent of every dollar raised in southern Nevada goes directly to the St. Rose Dominican NICU and pediatric centers.
When a child is hospitalized, they experience a variety of stressful events that can be overwhelming, curbing their natural ability to cope and heal. As with adults, hospital stays can lead children to feelings of fear, confusion, loss of control and isolation ... having negative effects on a child’s physical and emotional health.
Child Life Specialists are trained professionals who help children cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, disability and hospitalization.
Our Child Life Specialists goals are to:
These goals are accomplished through the use of therapeutic play and developmentally-appropriate activities for patients; educating and preparing children for medical procedures; and serving as a resource for parents and other professionals regarding child development and hospitalization issues.
We offer a wide variety of pediatric health care services right here so fewer families have to travel long distances to reach children’s hospitals outside of the area.
Our Child Life Specialists can be reached at (702) 616-5232 Monday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. if you have questions or need information.
We offer a wide variety of pediatric health care services including pediatric acute and intensive care right here so fewer families have to travel long distances to reach children’s hospitals outside of the area.