Pediatric Patient Care Services
The anesthesia staff at Newton-Wellesley has extensive experience working with children. Last year, the hospital’s anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists handled nearly 1,000 pediatric cases; approximately half of them were babies or toddlers. All of our anesthesiologists have training in pediatric anesthesia and eight have completed fellowships in the subspecialty. The Department’s staff also cares for patients outside of the operating room through a Pediatric Sedation Service, which provides sedation or general anesthesia for children undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic procedures, such as MRI and CT scans.
Child Life Specialists
Contact Us: 617-243-5691
Child Life Specialists at Newton-Wellesley Hospital provide emotional support for children and families. They cover the inpatient service, operating room and Pediatric Emergency Department. Child Life is active in preparation and procedural support for children undergoing testing and procedures as well as providing support to children and their families.
Contact Us: 617-243-5212
Appointments: NWH Central Scheduling at 617-243-6800
Outpatient Nutrition consultation provided by appointment Monday through Friday (32 hrs/wk) by a Registered Dietitian experienced in pediatrics and family education. Failure to thrive, obesity, food allergies, gastrointestinal conditions, and age-related feeding concerns are all common reasons for referral.
Speech Language Pathology
Offers initial speech and language evaluations, consultations and treatment to children of all ages. We see children with a wide variety of communication disorders including developmental speech and language delays, phonological disorders, oral and written language difficulties, language-based learning disabilities, stuttering, voice problems such as vocal nodules or chronic hoarseness speech and language difficulties following cochlear implantation. Licensed speech-language pathologists holding certification from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association provide all services.
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