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Day Hospital

At the Atlantic Health System Day Hospital, located in Goryeb Children’s Hospital, our experienced health care professionals strive to minimize anxiety for you and your child in our warm, family-centered environment.

This outpatient unit specializes in procedures that require sedation or close monitoring and certain specialized tests. Examples include endoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, sleep studies and growth studies.

Specially-trained physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other support staff will care for your child during his or her visit. Our assistant nurse manager directs nursing care and is available to assist you with any questions or concerns.

In cooperation with your child’s physician, the pediatric nursing staff will help plan your child’s nursing care from admission to discharge. We will monitor his or her condition frequently while in the Day Hospital and teach you how to continue care once your child returns home. Some procedures may require overnight observation in the pediatric inpatient unit, as determined by your physician.

Procedures and testing can be a stressful experience for the entire family, and we encourage you to participate in your child’s care during their time in the Day Hospital. Your presence will help to calm your child’s anxiety when he or she is faced with unfamiliar people, procedures, and surroundings.

Day Hospital Meal Service

At the Day Hospital, we offer clear liquids such as juice, soda, water, or Italian ices for each child after their procedure. We encourage parents to let us know about each child’s special dietary needs. Children having treatments or testing that require longer stays in the Day Hospital will be able to order meals from our adult, pediatric and alternative choice menus.


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