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How is a children's hospital different from other hospitals?

A children's hospital is planned around the special needs of children and their families. All of the doctors have special training in pediatrics, whether they're pediatric surgeons or pediatric anesthesiologists or pediatric radiologists; all of the nurses are experienced in caring for children. This concentration allows us to develop specific expertise in pediatric problems and to develop special programs for children (such as Minimal Access Surgery, pediatric trauma care, etc.).
A children's hospital is different from adult hospitals primarily by being focused on meeting the many needs unique to children. Children's health care providers, whether physicians, nurses, or allied professionals, obtain specialized training and certification in pediatric care that sets them apart from their adult-trained counterparts. When working together within a children's hospital (or within a children's hospital or unit within an adult hospital), such specialists create an atmosphere that is child and parent-friendly. Diagnoses, treatments, and outcomes are all improved when kids are cared for in a children's facility.

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