Pediatrics

When two renowned healthcare providers come together to provide world class pediatric care, it's a winning combination. The partnership between Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children's Hospital ensures that your child receives the best pediatric care. Sharing protocols and best practices, Nicklaus Children’s supported the development of a child-friendly, family-centered environment.

At Jupiter Medical Center our renowned pediatric team works day and night to provide pediatric care of the highest quality. Our comprehensive pediatric services ensure that your child has access to expert care close to home.

Pediatric Inpatient Care

The De George Pediatric Unit is a continuation of a dynamic partnership between Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. From newborns and toddlers to adolescents up to age 18, the De George Pediatric Unit is a comprehensive child-centered environment featuring advanced medical and therapeutic services.

The De George Pediatric Unit features:

  • 12 private inpatient pediatric rooms
  • Pediatric surgery suites
  • Pediatric therapy
  • Children’s Playroom supported by a child life specialist
  • Bear’s Den for resting, inspired by Jack “The Golden Bear” Nicklaus

Mastroianni Family Emergency Department at Jupiter Medical Center

Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital are making pediatric care even more accessible to residents of Palm Beach and Martin counties with the award-winning Mastroianni Family Emergency Department. Experts from both institutions are collaborating to provide world-class pediatric emergency care, provided by highly skilled physicians and compassionate, expert nurses 24 hours a day, seven days per week.

Our Pediatric Emergency Department uses the most advanced technologies including nationally accredited pediatric imaging. With our pediatric MRI technology, exceptionally low doses of radiation are used, and sedation is available. We are also designated as an “Image Gently” healthcare facility by the American College of Radiology, giving parents one less thing to worry about during an emergency.

At Jupiter Medical Center, our pediatric care services include:‚Äč

  • Pediatric Inpatient Care We provide hospital-based pediatric services in our community, alleviating the stress and financial burden of leaving the area for treatment. The De George Pediatric Unit is a family-centered environment offering compassionate care.
  • Pediatric Therapy Our pediatric therapy program includes both inpatient services, which are offered in-hospital, as well as outpatient care available at the hospital’s main campus. Our speech-language pathologists and occupational and physical therapists provide specialized treatment in a family centered environment. Each program is individualized to each child’s challenge.
  • Pediatric Imaging Our imaging services, including pediatric MRI, are nationally accredited. So you can rest assured your child is receiving the highest standards for quality and safety with the lowest doses of radiation available. We also offer sedation during an MRI with a Pediatric Anesthesiologist to ensure your child lies still and remains comfortable for the scan. We are proud to be designated an “Image Gently” facility by the American College of Radiology.
  • Pediatric Emergency Services The Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department is a separate wing with dedicated pediatric physicians and nurses available 24/7. We treat thousands of youngsters each year—nursing them back to health from illness and injury, while making them feel comfortable and safe. We also provide innovative Telehealth technology, enabling Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specialists to interact with our physicians and patients to discuss images and lab results, and capture vital assessment information in real time.
  • Pediatric Surgical Services - Our surgical facilities and equipment are specifically designed for children. The De George Pediatric Unit features two state-of-the-art pediatric operating rooms offering a wide array of services.
  • Child Life Specialist - We recognize that being in the hospital or Emergency Department can be a very stressful time for anyone, especially a child. Our child life specialist can help your child navigate the process of hospitalization utilizing developmentally appropriate explanations. Our specialist provides patients and families with therapeutic play opportunities; education on procedures and treatments; preparation for tests, procedures or surgery; as well as support, coping techniques and encouragement.
  • Diabetes Education - Our qualified staff offers diabetes education customized to the unique needs of each patient and family.

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