How Children's National Helps Kids: SkyBear, Music Therapy, NICU and MORE!

MEET CHILDREN'S NATIONALS: SKYBEAR

Transport Medicine

Children’s National Health System is the only hospital in the Washington, DC, area with a rapid air and ground transport system dedicated exclusively for neonates, infants, children, and adolescents. Children's National highly specialized pediatric and neonatal transport team transports more than 5,000 neonates and children each year.

Children’s National is the only hospital in the region with pediatric-only trained flight teams — ready to provide critical treatment on the way to the hospital and in the air. Thanks to SkyBear, Children’s rapid helicopter transport service, response times are faster than ever. STAT MedEvac, a direct air carrier arranges and coordinates the operation of SkyBear ambulance services.

The transport team is ready to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The transport team coordinates all aspects of the transport and admissions process and communicates updates to the referring physician.

WATCH CHRIS & ROSIE TOUR SKYBEAR:


MUSIC THERAPY:

Children’s Music Therapist Clarissa Karlsson, MA, MT-BC, in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders serves inpatients and outpatients by providing opportunities for play and movement, using live music for distraction during anxiety-provoking or painful procedures, and helping older children, teens, and young adults express their feelings through talking about their favorite music, writing songs, or creating digital music projects. Though music therapy is only available in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children’s National provides a number of therapeutic music services hospital-wide, including harp therapy, “Musicians on Call,” the Seacrest Studios, and more.

NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT CHILDREN'S NATIONAL:

If you have a sick or premature infant, you want and need the absolute best care possible. That is why at Children’s National, their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is a Level IV NICU—one of a few in the region.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Children's Nationals neonatology program third in the country–the only top 10 ranked program in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia. Children's National treats more than 800 babies every year.

PAIN MEDICINE CARE COMPLEX:

Children's Pain Medicine Care Complex is one of only a few programs in the country focused exclusively on managing pain for infants, children, and teens. When children are unable to express their pain in words, Children's National pediatric specialists have the unique insight to help. 

3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGY:

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National in Washington is currently the only hospital in the world to use 3D printing technology for pediatric surgeries, watch this clip from The National. This technology allows surgeons to take at the patient's organs ahead of surgery.

CARDIOLOGY:

Charles Berul, MD, Chief of Cardiology and Co-director of the Children’s National Heart Institute, describes the cardiology services at Children’s National, including the sub-specialties provided at multiple locations throughout the region. Learn more at ChildrensNational.org/HeartInstitute.

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