Hospitals can be a little overwhelming for everyone -- especially for kids, who may not be equipped to deal with the unfamiliar sights, sounds and surroundings of a hospital environment. That’s why Atlantic Health System recently introduced The Children’s Center at Chilton Medical Center which offers specialized care for the estimated 13,000 children we treat a year -- close to home.
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Located within the hospital, The Children’s Center combines both pediatric emergency services and hospital care in one, family-friendly facility. Chilton Medical Center’s pediatric physicians and nurses can handle all types of childhood emergencies and illnesses, from minor injuries to more serious medical conditions that require an overnight stay. What’s more, Chilton Medical Center is connected to all the resources and advanced care, including access to more than 100 pediatric specialists, at Goryeb Children’s Hospital at Morristown Medical Center.
The Children’s Center is truly a unique place for children to get well. It features a dedicated entrance, including a family and patient lounge, a playroom and 11 state-of the art private patient rooms, equipped with comfortable, homelike furnishings. Additionally, it provides special touches to foster healing and reduce children’s anxiety, including rooms with built-in sleeping accommodations for parents, skylights and gaming systems.
Our team of expertly-trained physicians and nurses are all located within the center and solely devoted to pediatric patients, where care is delivered seamlessly and efficiently, so children and their families can get back home, where they belong.