On this page, learn more about our Children's Hospital:
In 2010, we opened a new home for WakeMed Children's. WakeMed Children's Hospital unites pediatric specialists, and the specialized services they offer, under one roof to ensure area families have access to the care they need and deserve. Plus, our pediatric specialties continue to expand and currently include:
- Pediatric intensive care
- Emergency medicine
- Ear, nose and throat
- Infectious disease
These services for children also reach into our other facilities where staff are skilled in caring for children of all ages.
But of course, it's our team of specially trained health care professionals that sets us apart. Meet our pediatric hospitalists and intensivists who provide outstanding care to patients in the inpatient unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Bright colors, a large fish tank, a water wall and a visitor lobby with computer games make this a unique place for kids. Our 25 inpatient rooms and 12 observation rooms are kid-friendly and nearly 60 percent larger than our pediatric rooms of the past. Plus, each private room is equipped with a full bathroom, fold-out couch, and a glider or recliner to accommodate family members.
A child life specialist with a patient
in the playroom
The hospital's playroom offers toys, books and activities for younger patients, and a dedicated Teen Room features a Wii, Playstation and computer for older patients. These rooms are staffed by our child life specialists, specially trained and certified professionals who help make children feel more comfortable during their hospital stay.
Usually, a child life specialist will visit your child's room shortly after admission. Child life specialists provide parents and kids with coping skills during hospitalization, explaining procedures and giving other advice.