You want the best for your kids. We all do. At Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center’s dedicated Pediatrics Department, we’re experts at caring for young people and providing knowledge, support, and compassion for the whole family.
The only dedicated children’s health unit between Eugene and Redding, our Pediatrics Department is a “hospital within the hospital,” offering a full range of care for children ages one day to 16 years. We have a team of experienced pediatric physicians, nurses, therapists, and other children’s health specialists to care for your child.
We also offer comprehensive follow-up care in pediatric surgery, orthopedics, neurology, hematology, nephrology, oncology, and intermediate care. In addition, pediatric intensive care consults have been offered through the Oregon Health & Science University Telemedicine Network since 2010. Visiting specialists in cardiology, endocrinology, metabolism, nephrology, pulmonology, hemophilia, and pediatric development travel regularly to Asante Rogue Regional to care for young patients so that they don’t have to travel far from home.
Even in the hospital, we want kids to be kids. That’s why we have a kid-friendly environment that is focused on the whole family.
- Parents are encouraged to stay by their child’s side. We provide meal trays, sleeping arrangements, and rocking chairs for parents.
- All patient rooms have a refrigerator for family use.
- Age-appropriate snacks are offered to young patients.
- We offer several gaming systems and DVDs to help distract kids from their worries and focus on fun instead.
- Our Teen Room, donated by the Alicia Rose Foundation, is a haven for hospitalized teens. It is equipped with a 42-inch big-screen TV, Xbox, videos, and computers for Internet and homework.
Cancer poses plenty of challenges without families having to travel long distances for treatment. Asante makes it possible for families to remain close to home by offering the only pediatric cancer center between San Francisco and Portland.
Local pediatric oncologists have developed strong relationships with specialized programs such as Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (an Oregon Health & Science University facility) in Portland. Although families may need to make an initial visit to a facility like Doernbecher for a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan, they can often come home for the remainder of their treatment. With help from the specially trained nurses and staff at Asante, the pediatric oncologists are able to offer a number of treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation, and spinal taps. Parents can also take comfort in knowing that any complications during their child’s treatment will receive an immediate response because of this local expertise.