When Our Family Meets Yours
You and your child are the most important members of your healthcare team. Working with you, the healthcare team develops a treatment plan for your child and works closely with you and your child through the entire hospital stay. It all starts with a family meeting. Soon after your child arrives, the caregiving team will meet together—and with you—to discuss your child’s progress. It’s important for you to attend the family meeting and to ask any questions that you may have. People in these four roles will be a part of the caregiving team:
Physician & Nurse Practitioner
I’ll meet with your child every day, help make decisions about your child’s care, and be in contact with you regularly to discuss your child’s progress.
Nurse & Patient Care Assistant
I’ll care for your child each day, including taking vital signs, giving medications, and providing other care as needed.
I’m here to help your child and family to adjust to your child’s current abilities. I can help address challenges—and identify community resources—to make the transition home as smooth as possible.
I can assist you with financial matters regarding your child’s treatment plan. I communicate with the caregiving team, patient, family and insurance company from the day your child arrives to the day they go home.
Here When You Need Us
Depending on your child’s needs, your caregiving team may include some of these specialists as well. We’re all here to answer your questions, address your concerns and help your child be healthy and well.
Child Life Specialist & Recreation Therapy Staff
I provide developmental and recreational opportunities to help your child adjust to hospitalization and to the transition home.
Clergy of several denominations, like me, are available for you. Of course, family clergy are always welcome.
I’m here to ensure your child’s nutritional needs are met at the hospital, and that you’re prepared for feeding at home, too.
I’ll assess your child’s thinking skills, provide education and support and prepare them to go back to school.
I am responsible for development and administration of the nursing department’s goals and objectives.
I’m working under the supervision of experienced nursing staff on my clinical rotation for a local accredited nursing program.
Nurse Team Leader
I am responsible for the day-to-day function on your child’s unit and will address any issues as they arise.
If you need assistance during your stay, or if you have any concerns, I’m here to help. Call me at 410-578-2651.
I am available to consult with your child, or your family, to help them cope, relax and manage pain.
If your child needs rehabilitation, I will assist your child during the day to fully participate in the rehab program.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists, like me, work with your child on their treatment goals.
I help children and babies breathe easier. I give oxygen and aerosol medication, do chest physical therapy and sometimes use equipment such as ventilators to help the lungs heal.