The new Children's Hospital tower, made possible by Vision 2020, will create an optimal experience for
patients and families as we continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist for the NICU
Loma Linda University Children's Hospitalis was in need of a new technology that would provide better care to children in the intensive care and acute care units. Neurally Adjusted Ventilatory Assist (NAVA) is a new approach to mechanical ventilation based in neural respiratory output.
Cardiac Monitors for the Pediatric Intensive Care & Acute Care Units
Cardiac monitors are vital pieces of equipment and serve as a child’s lifeline while they are being treated at
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. These monitors are utilized throughout Children’s Hospital and serve incredibly important roles.
Pediatric Blood & Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Unit
The Pediatric Blood & Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant program performs transplants for pediatric patients battling cancer or blood diseases. These diagnoses can be malignant including, but not limited to, different forms of leukemias and other types of cancers, or they can be non-malignant such as aplastic anemia and immune deficiencies.
Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
The Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is a 33-bed pediatric intensive care unit providing comprehensive
24-hour state-of-the-art nursing care to infants through adolescents. Fourteen beds are dedicated to
patients with cardiac diagnoses and solid organ transplants.
Pediatric Ophthalmologists care for all eye problems in children. Loma Linda University Department of Ophthalmology is proud to have tow of these specialty-trained doctors. Out of the almost 1.3 million kids in our community, about 30,000 of them require the ongoing care of these sub-specialists. The most common eye problems are more likely to occur in children with prematurity, developmental delay and cerebral palsy.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The NICU is an 84-bed tertiary care center serving critically ill infants and their families. As one of the largest in the country, this department provides all subspecialty surgical and consultation services. Advanced medical services offered by this unit include a neonatal ECMO program, providing external support for heart and lung functions in patients with reversible cardiac or pulmonary disease.
Child Protection Center and Child Abuse Prevention Center
The current program focuses primarily on infant abusive head trauma with the goal of reducing the incidence of all types of child abuse. The efforts of this program initially involve educating other hospitals with plans in the near-future to reach out to schools, community groups, juvenile halls and prisons.
Pediatric Emergency Department
An 18-bed pediatric emergency department serving children of all ages with varying degrees of illnesses and injuries. This department receives more than 20,000 visits from area children each year.
Neonatal Intensive Care Transport Unit & Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit
The NICU is a 84-bed tertiary care center serving critically ill infants and their families.
More than half of the infants admitted to the NICU are transported from area hospitals.
Craniofacial Specialty Team Center
The Craniofacial team includes a dentist, geneticist, head and neck surgeon, pediatrician, physical therapist, plastic surgeon, psychologist, social worker and speech pathologist. They treat children with oral-facial clefts, birth defects in which the tissues of the mouth or lips don't form properly during fetal development.
Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Unit
33-bed unit dedicated to providing advanced diagnostic and clinical care, as well as innovative treatment and research options for children with cancer and blood related diseases. These may include diseases such as brain tumors, sarcomas, lymphomas, leukemia, hemophilia and sickle cell disease.
Acute Care Unit
An 81-bed unit providing care to a wide variety of medical and surgical diagnoses. Specialty trained nursing staff help meet the needs of children, including those with disabilities, during rehabilitation.
Pediatric Emergency Department
Conditions requiring an ED visit may include sudden illness, broken bones, lacerations, burns, allergic
reaction and animal bites. Seventeen percent of the Pediatric ED patients require hospitalization because
of severe illnesses or injuries.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
The NICU is an 84-bed unit serving critically ill infants and their families. as one of the largest in the country,
this department provides all subspecialty surgical and consultation services. Advanced medical services offered by this unit include an ECMO program, providing external support for heart and lung functions in patients with reversible cardiac or pulmonary disease.
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Program
ECMO is a partial prolonged heart-bypass for infants and children with life-threatening respiratory failure due to severe, yet reversible, cardiac or pulmonary disease. The ECMO Program at LLUCH has treated 161 newborns, infants and children over the past 15 years.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The PICU is an 25-bed tertiary care unit dedicated exclusively to the specialized medical and surgical needs of critically ill children from birth through adolescence. A multidisciplinary team including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, child life specialists, therapists, chaplains and other clinicians collaborate to the best meet the medical needs of the hospitalized child.
Pediatric Diabetes Center
Pediatric Diabetes Center is the only Inland Empire medical team providing care for children with diabetes and currently manages 850 patients. Left untreated, diabetes may cause blindness, kidney failure, coronary artery disease and other life-threatening complications.
Over the last 26 years,
Walter's Children's Charity Classic
has donated over $4,870,000 to
Loma Linda University Children's Hospital,
giving hope to children and their families.