By | October 9, 2012

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A new six-suite pediatric unit is coming soon to Lakewood Ranch Medical Center (LWRMC).
The new unit, scheduled to open in fall of 2012, will allow children to be treated close to home when they need overnight observation or extended care. The hospital’s emergency department will have a designated pediatric area with a pediatrician on duty 24/7, making LWRMC the only hospital on the Suncoast with around-the-clock pediatric emergency coverage.

Six “family suites” will feature an additional bed for a parent as well as a stocked mini-refrigerator, a couch and dining area, and space for two patient beds/cribs should siblings need care at the same time.

LWRMC’s CEO/Managing Director Jim Wilson has been working to establish a pediatric unit in the hospital for two years. The unit will allow emergency department pediatric physicians to follow up with their patients and better coordinate care with their primary physicians, he said. “The kids are in our community already. Our goal is to treat them in the community.”

For more information call 941-782-2100 or visit Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

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