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Especially for Children

Especially for Children and Babies

The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Services Unit is the only place in northeastern Pennsylvania where you’ll find an inpatient unit dedicated to children. Pediatric specialists in more than 25 specialties are available to care for your child at the hospital and in the community.

The 7-bed pediatric unit at Geisinger Wyoming Valley offers:

  • Pediatric sedation program
  • Asthma protocols
  • On-site sub-specialty consultations
    • Cardiology
    • Endocrinology
    • Pulmonary medicine
    • Nephrology
    • Pediatric echocardiography

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Wilkes-Barre

janet weis children's hospital unit at gwvFor life’s most precious deliveries, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center has opened the first neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Luzerne County.

Should your premature newborn or infant require an advanced level of care, neonatologists and pediatric sub-specialists of Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital are now in Wilkes-Barre, staffing a 12-bed NICU. You’ll have the comfort of knowing you have an experienced team on your side.

Services and treatments provided in the NICU include:

  • Continuous care for premature infants
  • Continuous cardio-respiratory monitoring
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • CPAP and mechanical ventilation
  • IV antibiotics and continuous IV fluids
  • Naso-gastric feedings
  • Portable X-ray and ultrasound capabilities

No parent wants to see their child hospitalized. But you can rest assured our kid-friendly setting and clinical expertise will be just the right prescription in such an event.