On Tuesday, Feb. 28, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital celebrated the reopening of 20 pediatric inpatient beds in a newly refurbished unit. By remodeling and reopening this area, the children’s hospital’s medical-surgical inpatient capacity is now 50.
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Refurbishes Unit for Inpatient Pediatric Beds
Pediatric inpatient beds now at 50
“The need to reopen these beds was emphasized during the recent surge with the increased number of patients who were admitted to our hospital with respiratory illnesses,” said J. Nathan Hagstrom, MD, Physician-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital.
The 50 inpatient pediatric beds are complemented by other pediatric services at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital including 12 observation beds situated next to the 27-bed children’s emergency room, a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, 32-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and 8-bed NICU observation area located at the Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest campus. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by pediatric specialists and hospitalists who have expert training to care for the unique needs of sick and injured children. These specialists are available around the clock to respond to patient needs.
Over the last 10 years, Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital has grown significantly with more than 100 locations caring for kids. Today, the children's hospital has the most pediatric specialists in the region and offers more than 30 specialties just for kids. We also have the region’s only Children’s ER, Children’s ExpressCAREs, Children’s Surgery Center, Children’s Cancer Center and highest level (Level IV) NICU.