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Welcome to the home page for the University of North Carolina Hospitals Children's Services. 

North Carolina Children's Hospital is recognized among the nation's best in providing comprehensive, family-centered medical care to infants and children.  As a regional referral hospital for pediatric patients, N.C. Children's Hospital annually admits some 3,500 patients with a wide range of medical problems and illnesses.  The diversity of patients demands much from our pediatric nurses, but this diversity offers abundant opportunities to learn and grow professionally.  Unit and service based shared governance committees that address professional and operational issues encourage participation in the decision-making process.
 
The North Carolina Children’s Hospital is designed to provide state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient care for children and families. The facility was designed to foster family centered care with all private rooms, dedicated parent lounges, family education and resource rooms, and other support spaces for families. 

 

7 Children’s is a 24-bed unit dedicated to the care of pediatric surgery and trauma patients.  Their range of specialties includes general pediatric surgery, ear/nose/throat, neurosurgery, oral-maxillofacial, orthopedics, urology, burns, and transplant cases. The unit also cares for pediatric medicine and oncology patients.  The Pediatric Surgery staff is highly committed to caring for pediatric patients and their families.  They care for children ranging in age from birth through adolescence.
Jennifer McElroy, MSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Manager, 919-843-1306, jmcelroy@unch.unc.edu
 
6 Children’s is a 24-bed unit providing care for both high and low risk pediatric medicine patients.  The staff has a strong knowledge base of seizure management, family teaching, central line catheter care, pediatric growth and development, respiratory illness, post-liver transplant care, parenteral nutrition, complex hydration regiment, and post sedation monitoring.  The unit also provides care for pediatric surgical and oncology patients.  On April 1, 2012, we opened our Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units (EMU) on 6 Children's.  The unit consists of 5 beds and will provide diagnostic services to pediatric patients experiencing seizures.  The Pediatric Medicine staff is highly committed to caring for pediatric patients and their families.  They care for children ranging in age from infancy through adolescence.
Sheryl Galin, BSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Manager, 919-843-1001, sgalin@unch.unc.edu
 
Children’s Intermediate Cardiac Care (CICC) is an 8-bed unit dedicated to comprehensive, family centered care of the pediatric cardiology patient population. The unit provides care for other acutely ill children requiring intermediate level nursing care. The staff has extensive knowledge in the care of children with complex cardiac needs and specializes in the feeding needs of infants.  The nursing staff focuses on the developmental needs of the hospitalized child and excels in providing family education throughout the hospitalization.  Care is provided for children ranging from infancy through adolescence, with the majority of patients aged less than one year.
Pat Yee, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager, 919-966-3398, pyee@unch.unc.edu
 
5 Children’s is a 16-bed unit dedicated to comprehensive, family centered care of the pediatric hematology/oncology, bone marrow transplant and pulmonary patient population. Care is also provided for other medical and pediatric surgical patients.  The staff has extensive knowledge in the care of children with complex needs and specializes in the care of central lines, administration of chemotherapy/biotherapy and complex pulmonary/airway issues.  The nursing staff focuses on the developmental needs of the hospitalized child and excels in providing family education throughout the hospitalization.  Care is provided for children ranging from infancy through adolescence.
Pat Yee, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Nurse Manager, 919-966-3398, pyee@unch.unc.edu
 
The Newborn Critical Care Center (NCCC) is comprised of 58 beds providing the highest quality of care for the most critically ill newborns. The unit provides comprehensive patient and family centered care to surgical and medically fragile preterm or ill newborns. NCCC provides care for newborns from all 100 counties of North Carolina. 
Jennifer Flippin, BSN, RN, RNC-NIC, Nurse Manager, 919-843-0954, jflippin@unch.unc.edu
 
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a 20-bed multispecialty care unit for critically ill children up to 18 years of age who require intensive monitoring and nursing care. An all RN staff cares for complex pediatric medical and surgical patients in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.  The PICU is an ECMO center.
Roger Saunders, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Nurse Manager, 919-966-2195, rsaunder@unch.unc.edu
 
The Children’s Short Stay Unit is an 8-bed outpatient unit that focuses on the care of pediatric patients ranging in age from infancy through adolescence. The unit provides short-term pediatric care to all pediatric specialties giving care to patients who will transition home or to another inpatient unit within a 24hr period of time. 
Linda Bryant Hampton, MSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Manager, 919-843-0707, lbryant@unch.unc.edu
 
The Children’s Specialty Care Team administers and monitors sedation for both inpatients and outpatients in all areas of the Children's Hospital.  In addition, the nurses on the team insert PICC lines, teach families to care for their child’s central IV access, and provide assistance to staff nurses for troubleshooting PICC and CVAD lines.
Linda Bryant Hampton, MSN, RN, CPN, Nurse Manager, 919-843-0707, lbryant@unch.unc.edu
 
Children’s Clinics is comprised of three distinct areas.  The General Pediatric Clinic sees patients for routine well child care and preventive medicine as well as for acute illnesses. Nurses in this clinic provide advice to parents through a nurse triage phone line. Children's Specialty Clinic is a combination of 20+ medical and surgical sub-specialty clinics.  The Children's Infusion Center is also a part of this clinic.  In addition, the NC Children's Specialty Clinic - Raleigh provides similar medical and surgical sub-specialty care at our satellite location in Raleigh.  The staff in all three cliinics cares for children from birth through adolescence. 
Jenny Dixon, RN, CPN, MBA, MHA, Administrative Director, 919-843-0705, jsdixon@unch.unc.edu
 
 

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