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Children's Subacute Center

Our Pediatric Subacute Center was designed to help children who need specialized care reach their highest potential and quality of life. We provide personalized medical, physical, and emotional care in a nurturing, home-like environment.

Where hope and healing come together.

The Children's Subacute Center is dedicated to children who have clinically complex conditions that require specialized care after acute care is finished. Patients can receive short- or long-term care in our unit. We provide specialized care that is customized to each child with support services to help their families navigate insurance, social services, and visits. Our specialized doctors, highly trained nurses, case managers, and therapists take care of our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. And with a multi-sensory play room, socialization, education, and close proximity to other hospital support services, we offer quality of life and convenience to our patients as well.


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Learn more about the difference between subacute care and acute care.


The Pediatric Subacute Services Unit provides subacute services to patients/residents ages up to 21 years:

  • Multiple trauma, including head and/or spinal cord injury
  • A condition that requires 24-hour nursing care

Specialized care includes:

  • Ventilator dependency and weaning
  • Tracheostomy dependency
  • G-tube dependency
  • TPN

The Pediatric Subacute Services is built around the belief that we must help each child by providing exceptional medical, physical, and emotional care.

To learn more about the conditions treated, visit our neurological care page.

Call (909) 887-6333, press 9, then extension 61129, 33156, or 33153 for an assessment.


  • Child life activity & educational programs
  • Physical, speech, and occupational therapy
  • Pediatric patient and family counseling and support
  • Pediatric patient and family specialized care education/training
  • Respite care

To learn more about our care services, visit our neurological care page.


Snoezelen (pronounced SNOOZE-len) is a form of therapy that offers sensory stimulation and relaxation for children. The Snoezelen room inside the Children's Subacute Center is a therapeutic, controlled, multi-sensory environment that stimulates as well as relaxes by using light, color, texture, sounds and scents. We offer aromatherapy, soothing sounds, a rainbow of lights, interactive screens, bubble tubes, and massage chairs and mats. We've also installed six toy-themed animatronic figures to help our young patients feel more like children.

Children with brain injuries benefit from the Snoezelen programming to achieve better cognition over time. This room may also help to limit self-injury and stimming (repeated actions such as flapping hands or repeatedly making a noise) in autistic children.

Five-Star Quality Rating

Dignity Health-Community Hospital of San Bernardino's Children's Subacute Center has received the 5-Star Quality Rating, the highest possible, for the quality of its care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Only the top 10% neurological centers' nationwide received a 5-star rating.

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