Parents tell us that having quality health care for kids close to home means less time driving and more time with loved ones. At Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, we provide family health services that meet the full spectrum of children's needs from birth onward.
DuPage County's Highest Level of Perinatal Care
With every new baby, a family grows-and that's where Good Samaritan Hospital's outstanding services begin. More than 2,000 newborns are welcomed into the world at our Birth Center every year.
Staffed and equipped to meet a broad range of mothers' and newborns' needs, Good Samaritan Hospital has a perinatologist on staff who is double board-certified in obstetrics-gynecology as well as maternal-fetal medicine. This doctor works closely with the attending physician if hospitalization becomes necessary for a mother experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.
Infants with special needs are cared for in Good Samaritan Hospital's Special Care Nursery. Certified by the state of Illinois as a Level III Nursery, who provide the highest level of perinatal care available. The director of our Special Care Nursery is a neonatologist who specializes in caring for babies experiencing medical problems immediately following birth.
In addition, Good Samaritan Hospital sponsors a variety of support programs for the whole family. We know that mothers, fathers, siblings and grandparents all can play roles in helping growing families enjoy a healthy start.
Advanced Pediatric Care for Infants to Adolescents
As children grow, their health care needs change. That's why our medical staff includes more than 80 pediatricians, family practitioners and pediatric subspecialists. Pediatric subspecialists include:
- nutrition and gastroenterology
- orthopedic surgery
- hematology and oncology
- allergy and immunology
Pediatrics Unit Designed for Children and Parents
Reflecting our family-centered philosophy of care, every child's room in the pediatrics unit is furnished with a day bed or sleep chair for parents who want to stay with their child overnight. Other features include:
- Advanced technology for monitoring cardiac and respiratory activity
- A "walk through the park" decorating theme, complete with bird houses, flowers and hopscotch games
- A separate children's treatment room for medical tests and procedures, which allows children to feel safe in their own room
- A well-equipped playroom
- Patient rooms with windows or sliding glass doors to improve staff observation
- A parent pantry with amenities helps make parents more comfortable
- Nurses' station with lower countertops encouraging children's interaction with staff
- Pediatric registered nurses have advanced training in the care of acutely ill children
Pediatric Emergency Services
In case of an emergency, it's good to know the physician treating your child has training in pediatrics. At Good Samaritan Hospital, you can count on the fact that all of our emergency medicine physicians are board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, which includes training in pediatrics. Your child may also receive treatment from pediatric hospitalists. Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who work primarily in hospitals. They work with your regular pediatrician and other physicians and providers involved in your child’s care. Pediatric hospitalists care for children in many hospital areas, including the pediatric unit, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency department and the neonatal intensive care unit.