The day our youngest was born, was one of the happiest days of my life! That happiness soon turned to worry. Our little one had a few "technical difficulties" early on. He was referred out to several specialists, a cardiologist for a heart murmur, a neurosurgeon for an abnormally shaped, large head and there was also a referral to the urologist for … well, that's kinda private!
Taking your baby in for MRI's, CT scans, and EKG's … it can all be a bit overwhelming. You want your child to be receive the best treatment possible, to be seen by the most highly qualified doctors. Nothing else matters but your child and the treatment they receive.
Hospital for Special Surgery is a world leader in orthopedic, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is located in New York City and recently opened the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center, at the Children's Pavilion. They provide comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation for both inpatients and outpatients from birth to age 21. Their staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists.
The 7,000-‐square-‐foot CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center for Pediatrics, opened just last year, and includes the following:
A spacious physical therapy gym for children and adolescents
Dedicated therapy rooms for sensory and fine motor skills
Private evaluation/treatment room
Sensory integration equipment that facilitates movement in space
Pediatric elliptical machines and stationary bicycles specially designed for children’s smaller frames
Virtual reality software with innovative therapeutic routines for all levels of physical mobility
An equipment clinic that specializes in wheelchair and mobility needs
Please watch this video to learn more about the CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center.
HSS is nationally ranked #1 in orthopedics, #3 in rheumatology, #10 in neurology, and #5 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-2013). In 2011, specialists treated approximately 20,000 pediatric patients and performed over 2,600 pediatric surgeries. HSS is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. To ensure the safest environment, HSS uses low‐dose x‐ray imaging, an advanced imaging technology that significantly minimizes a child’s exposure to radiation.
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When our child needed surgery, I was a wreck. The doctors and the nursing staff at the hospital helped put my mind at ease. They reassured me that everything would be ok and that my little guy was in good hands. When your child is in the hospital, about to undergo treatment, it's very important to feel and know in your heart that they are in the best facility they can be in. Hospital for Special Surgery is the hospital you want your child to be in if you are in the New York City area. Please keep them in mind and tell your friends about them- they are doing fantastic work. They are making life easier not only their patients, but for their patient's families as well.
Our little one was given a clean bill of health after the surgery he underwent when he was just 8 months old. He was a little trooper and never complained. Mommy was right there waiting for him when they wheeled him to the recovery room. I held him in my arms and gently rocked him as woke from the anesthesia. It is a moment I will never forget and one I do not wish to relive.
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice, was made in my name, as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training or exercise program.