MultiCare Yakima Memorial is home to the only designated pediatric unit in Central Washington. Few things are more frightening to parents than having a child in the hospital. MultiCare Yakima Memorial's team of pediatricians and nurses understand these concerns and focuses its efforts on providing individualized, comprehensive medical care
Our goals include:
- Decreasing fear.
- Helping the parent(s) and child cope.
- Involving parent and child in developing an individual plan of care.
- Encouraging family participation in patient care.
The staff shares a common philosophy and commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients. All pediatric department registered nurses are certified in pediatric advanced life support and/or neonatal resuscitation.
Located on the second floor, the pediatric unit hosts children of all ages—newborn to adolescent.
Understandably, most parents prefer to be near their child during a hospital stay; we make every effort to encourage and welcome a family presence. And while circumstances may not allow a parent to be there all the time, parents are welcome to come and go as needed.