Wheaton Franciscan - St. Joseph: the “Baby Hospital” also Offers Children's Health
Well-known for our obstetrics programs, you might be surprised to learn that Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus also offers select programs and services for your children – from infancy through teen-age years.
St. Joseph Campus pediatric medical services
St. Joseph pediatric developmental programs
Whether provided in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or after your child has been born and is growing up, St. Joseph Campus offers programs to help children improve motor skills, physical development, speech development, feeding and more.
An interdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, physical/speech/occupational therapists and other clinical experts work together – with you and your child – to maximize your child’s potential. We offer the following specialty programs:
Our pediatric unit may treat children who have the following illnesses, conditions or health care needs:
- Acute respiratory illness
- Infectious diseases
- Febrile states (fevers with accompanying issues, such as digestive system issues, pain, sleeplessness and more)
- Communicable disease
- Seizure disorders
- Digestive system dysfunction
- Orthopedic issues
- Hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice)
- General surgical care
- Feeding dysfunctions
- Sickle cell crisis
We work with children and their primary care physicians to provide our young patients with observation and evaluation, medications, oxygen, nutrition support, infection control and pain management. We also provide health education to these patients and their families.
St. Joseph Campus outpatient neonatal eye clinic
Our Neonatal Eye Clinic is a follow-up service for babies who are discharged from our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit before complete vascularization of their retina occurs. Our pediatric ophthalmologists examine the premature baby’s eyes to make sure he or she is no longer at risk for developing retinopathy.
St. Joseph pediatric surgical services
Our surgical team routinely performs the following procedures for children:
- Cardiac: Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PSA) for newborns
- Ear, Nose and Throat: tonsillectomies, ear tubes, minor sinus procedures
- General: appendectomies
- Neonatal: feeding tube insertions, umbilical hernia repair
- Orthopedics: “minor” procedures