Patient care, designed with your child in mind.
We want to introduce you to some of the special services available as a part of our patient care offerings. From hospitalists who are completely dedicated to in-hospital care to our child transport team and child life specialists, we have gathered a very special and talented group of people to care for your child.
Child Life Specialists
Child life specialists help children and families cope with the challenges of hospitalization, illness and disability. As an integral part of your child’s health care team, working alongside the medical care from clinicians, they focus on the mental, emotional and social needs of patients. They can explain procedures in understandable terms and help prepare children for those procedures so they know what to expect. They recognize individuality in patients and use a range of developmentally appropriate activities to help children and families cope.
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Children’s Transport Team
A dedicated children’s hospital transport team is available 24/7 and provides helicopter or ambulance transportation services for infants and children across eastern North Carolina. Our intensive-care trained nurses are skilled at providing the specialty care needed from the onset of transport to arrival at Maynard Children’s Hospital. EastCare and the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital partner to staff the Children’s Transport Team, which transports more than 1,700 children each year to Maynard Children’s Hospital in order to receive specialty care in the neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, general pediatrics or our immunosuppressed specialty unit.
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Safety and Security
The safety and security of our patients and families are top priority at Maynard Children’s Hospital. Our hospital is secured with restricted entry into the facility, closed-circuit camera monitoring, and security officers on site at all times.
Ronald McDonald House
The Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina operates two houses in Greenville to offer support to families in times of need. Located inside Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center, one house is just steps away from the pediatric units. The house on Moye Boulevard offers families all the comforts of home, while being in close proximity to your child in the hospital. Accommodations are available to families with children being treated here, whether it’s for a long-term stay or a day treatment. We strive to provide a sense of family and home to everyone we serve.