Pediatric Inpatient Care

Pediatric Inpatient Care

From a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), managed by board certified neonatologists, to a dedicated 21-bed Pediatric/Adolescent Unit with central monitoring capabilities, and a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room, kids are given expert care here. We deliver evidence-based inpatient services provided by board-certified pediatric attending physicians who are available 24/7 to care for your child.

Caring for Children of All Ages

Elliot Pediatric and Adolescent Unit is a 21-bed unit, which includes 15 private and three semi-private rooms serving nearly 1,600 children each year. Children and their families receive expert pediatric and adolescent care by our healthcare professionals, who are specialized in caring for pediatric and adolescent patients.

In addition to medical and surgical services, we offer intermediate care services for certain diagnoses, to keep critically ill children closer to home. Family-centered rounds take place every day, to ensure that parents and guardians are fully informed and involved in their child’s treatment and care. Your team may consist of physicians, nurses, child life specialists, music therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, and respiratory therapists. Our team understands that having a hospitalized child can be a very stressful time. This is why children and families are at the center of all the care and treatment provided on our Pediatric and Adolescent Unit. Through shared decision making and supportive care, we hope to make this process as comfortable as it can be for your child and family.



Our experienced interdisciplinary pediatric team is here to provide exceptional, compassionate care to children of all ages.

Every day our specialized healthcare team does family-centered rounds with our pediatricians in the hospital to ensure you are fully informed and involved in your child’s treatment and care.

Pediatric hospitalist physicians onsite 24/7
When your child or adolescent is an inpatient, our dedicated pediatric hospitalists, who are board-certified pediatricians specializing in the care of hospitalized children, are onsite to care for your child 24/7. Pediatric hospitalists will work closely with your primary care provider and specialists to ensure proper care and follow up at discharge.

  • Board-certified pediatric gastroenterologists
  • Board-certified pediatric surgeons
  • Board-certified pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Pediatric sub-specialist physicians
  • Pediatric certified registered nurses
  • Child life specialists
  • Music therapist
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed nursing assistants
  • Specialized pediatric pharmacists
  • Registered nutritionists

How can I help my child be prepared for their visit to the hospital?

We recognize that, as a parent, you know your child best. Through our experiences working with other children in the hospital, we’ve learned it is helpful to provide honest information to your child about their visit. When children know what to expect, they are able to cope positively with a new or stressful experience. Here are some of our resources that we find helpful when working with children.

The following materials can help prepare you and your child for their visit to the hospital.

Additional resources for you and your child

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Related Services

Pediatric Emergency Room

When your child is critically ill or injured, rely on our experienced staff of pediatric emergency physicians, emergency physicians and nurses with advanced training in our dedicated Pediatric Emergency Room.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Subspecialty care for children and adolescents with a host of different conditions such as: Feeding and nutritional disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, care of neurologically impaired children with GI concerns as well as those children with enteric feeding tubes.

Pediatric Surgery

Our specialized pediatric surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses provide your child and your family with a comfortable, compassionate and secure environment before, during and after surgery.

Neonatal Intensive Care

As the only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in southern New Hampshire, Elliot Hospital is a leader in caring for the tiniest of patients.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy at Elliot Hospital offers activities like live music making to reduce anxiety and help with coping during illness or injury. Music Therapy treatment is the use of clinical and evidence-based music interventions by a credentialed professional.

Child Life Program

A trip to the hospital is often a new and frightening thing for a child; big words, loud beeps, and lots of strangers. What if there was a person who was there to support your child and help them through the hospital experience through play and learning? That is what Child Life Services is here for with procedural support, as well as age-appropriate games and activities, a playroom, and music and art therapy. In addition, we offer pet therapy to our patients and our staff.