Important Information

At Kendall Regional Medical Center, the safety of our patients, colleagues and physicians has always been our top priority. As we resume additional patient care services, we are intensifying our already rigorous protocols and precautions to keep you and your child safe. It is important not to delay vital healthcare procedures your physician has recommended for your child during the virus. Rest assured that you and your family can safely return to our care environments for testing, procedures, surgery and other critical services.

A safe place for you and your child

Pediatric services in Miami

Children have a special place in our hearts and in our hospital. When you come to Kendall Regional Medical Center for your child’s care, you can take comfort that he or she will see not only some of the most trusted pediatricians in the greater Kendall area, but in all of Miami-Dade County.

Our pediatric specialists don't treat children like adults—instead, they get to know each child to better understand his or her unique physical, emotional and social needs. From diagnosis and treatment to release, you can count on our pediatric team to care for your child with compassion, sensitivity and respect.

To learn more about our pediatric services, call us at (305) 222-2200.

Comprehensive pediatric services

Whether it's a minor illness or a trip to the emergency room, parents know Kendall Regional will provide their child with effective, exceptional care.

Our pediatric services and amenities were designed with kids in mind and include:

  • Warm, comforting kid-friendly environment
  • Multidisciplinary medical team experienced in pediatrics
  • Access to pediatric sub-specialties
  • Family-centered pediatric inpatient unit
  • Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
  • Dedicated pediatric ER
  • Pediatric imaging services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT)
  • Child life specialist on staff
  • Kids-only treatment room for minor or outpatient procedures
  • Child-friendly nourishment room
  • Annual family events for Miami-area families

Our pediatric specialists

The pediatric healthcare team at Kendall Regional is made up of highly trained medical experts working together to return each child back to their full health through personalized attention and treatment plans.

Along with physicians from a range of pediatric sub-specialties, including heart and vascular care, gastroenterology, orthopedic services and neurological care, your child may be treated by:

  • Pediatric intensivist
  • Registered nurses (RNs)
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Clinical pharmacist
  • Nutritionists
  • Social workers

Child life specialist

We know that hospitals can be a scary place for children. That is why we are proud to offer the services of a child life specialist to young patients at Kendall Regional.

Our child life specialist helps bring normalization to your child’s hospital experience through education and appropriate therapeutic and medical play. The child life specialist's goal is to remind children that they can still be a kid, even in the hospital, while reducing stress and anxiety and providing support for the child and his or her family.

Inpatient pediatric unit

Our 12-bed inpatient (acute-care) pediatric unit focuses on allowing kids to comfortably heal after an illness, injury or surgery. It offers kid-friendly amenities, including cable TV, DVD players, a playroom with video games and a nourishment room, and was designed to visually appeal to kids with its bright, cheerful decor.

Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)

The PICU at Kendall Regional is staffed by a team of high-level healthcare professionals and features state-of-the-art medical equipment for young patients requiring critical care.

Our PICU is on the same floor as our pediatric acute-care unit, so patients in intensive care have access to the playroom and all other kid-friendly amenities.

Pediatric ER

Kendall Regional pediatric emergency room treats nearly 20,000 children per year, which is why we provide a dedicated pediatric ER staffed with pediatricians and medical personnel experienced in treating childhood diseases and injuries.

If your child needs to stay with us in the hospital after a visit to our pediatric ER, we work hard to ensure a smooth transition of care to our pediatric inpatient unit or PICU.

Connecting with the Miami community

Because staying healthy starts early in life, we strive to provide education in a fun, kid-friendly setting through our annual family events.

From giving their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal a "check-up" and an X-ray during our Teddy Bear Clinics to learning about proper nutrition and CPR at our Superhero Safety Fair, our local children and their families can find out how to maintain their healthy in a fun, engaging environment.

Pediatric advisory council

We never stop trying to improve our pediatric care program at Kendall Regional, so we engaged kids from the Miami-Dade community to advise us on what excellence in pediatric care should look like from their perspective.

From food choices to video games preferences, we took the opinions from this group of "kid experts" to make ensure our hospital is offering the best to our young patients.

Pediatric Bill of Rights

1 I have the right for you to look me in the eyes and talk to me in a way that I can understand.
2 I have the right to privacy, please knock on my door before you enter.
3 I have the right to know who is caring for me. Please introduce yourself when we meet.
4 I have the right to make choices when appropriate. Please let me make them when possible.
5 I have the right for you to be honest with me.
6 I have the right to know what you are going to do to me, before you do it.
7 I have the right to play, remember that I am a kid.
8 I have the right to be heard when I have something to say.
9 I have the right to keep my favorite toys with me when I am in the hospital.
10 I have the right to know the truth even when I may not like it. Please do not tell me that something will not hurt if it will.

Above all, please allow me to express my feelings, and to just be a kid!