Elliot Health System is a non-profit organization serving your healthcare needs since 1890.

Pediatric Adolescent Unit



Because children also get sick...

Elliot's Pediatric and Adolescent Care Unit includes 15 private and two semi-private rooms for children with illness or injury. Children and their families are cared for by health care professionals with specialized knowledge and training in the care of children. Family-centered rounds take place every day, to insure that you are fully informed and involved in your child’s treatment and care. These rounds include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutrition and respiratory care, planning your child’s care together with you.


During COVID-19…

Elliot Health System is proud to have the only Pediatric Emergency Department in New Hampshire. Our providers are ready to provide you with the same safe, compassionate care we always have.

We are here and it’s safe to bring your child into the hospital if they need medical attention. Over the last several weeks, we have seen an increase in late presentations of some illnesses, and this is leading to sicker children.

In this video, you can learn about the extra safety precautions in place to protect you and your child.

We are here for you.



Just for children...

From decorations that are comforting to children and families, to specialized equipment for their needs, the Pediatric and Adolescent Unit is designed for the very special care of children. In addition, integrative medicine techniques help children cope with pain and stress using additional therapies such as music and guided imagery.

The team of professionals caring for children and families include:

  • Pediatric Hospitalist Physicians
  • Pediatric Specialist Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Child-Life Specialists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed Nursing Assistants
  • Specialized Pediatric Pharmacists
  • Registered Nutritionists

At times of need...

Having a child in the hospital can be a very stressful time. The family and child may have fear and worry about the illness or injury. The family’s love and support are very important to the child’s well-being. The child and family are at the center of all the care and treatment provided at Elliot's Pediatric and Adolescent Care Unit. We listen to you and plan care that is sensitive and supportive. We encourage each family to let us know ways we can help at this stressful time.



Services

Child Life Program



 

Meet Our Providers


Marjan Makatam-Abrams, MD:

Education:
Albany Medical College Doctor of Medicine 1998 Albany, NY

Internships:
Schneider Children's Hosp.@ Long Island Jewish Medical Cntr. New Hyde Park, NY

Residency:
Schneider Children's Hosp.@ Long Island Jewish Medical Cntr. New Hyde Park, NY

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2002

 


Mackenzie Bartlett, MD:

Education:
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Doctor of Medicine 2015 Worcester, MA

Internships:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital @Brown University. Providence, RI

Residency:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital @Brown University. Providence, RI

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics 2018


Jessica McIntyre, MD:

Education:
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine 2015. Iowa City, IA

Internships:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital @Brown University. Providence, RI

Residency:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital @Brown University. Providence, RI

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics 2018


Kristen Smolinsky, MD:

Education:
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Doctor of Medicine 2015 Worcester, MA

Internships:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital @Brown University. Providence, RI

Residency:
Hasbro Children’s Hospital @Brown University. Providence, RI

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics 2018


Jennifer Steichen, MD:

Education:
Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Med MD 2002 Maywood, IL

Residency:
Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA

Certification(s):
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2006
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2006


Katherine Wentworth, DO:

Education:
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine 2016, Biddeford, ME

Internship:
Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Detroit, MI

Residency:
Children’s Hospital of Michigan. Detroit, MI

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics

   

Links

Safe Sleep: For children under 3 years of age, Elliot's Pediatric and Adolescent Care Unit promotes a safe sleep environment. This means that within the bassinette or crib, we will avoid use of bumpers, stuffed animals, quilts and heavy blankets.

For more information about safe sleep practices with infants and young children:
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS

For a general overall child health resource for parents:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/

For the latest information on the care of children: the American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org