The impact of a difficult diagnosis or extensive treatment on a child and the child’s family can be overwhelming. For that reason, Meridian Pediatric Network offers rehabilitation, support groups, and physical and speech therapy to help continue the healing both mentally and physically.

Therapy & Rehabilitation: Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists work with families to address the specific needs of the children they see. Our specialized team consists of audiologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists who evaluate, treat, and assist children of all ages with a variety of neurological, orthopedic, and developmental needs.

Child Life Program: A hospital stay can be an intimidating experience for children, teens, and their families. Our Child Life team creates a fun and positive environment that supports families, helps to alleviate the stress associated with illness, and ultimately allows kids to be kids.

Support Groups:  Numerous support groups at each of our hospitals are available for our pediatric patients and their families who are coping with the stress of a particular injury or illness.  We are home to a diabetes program that has been recognized by the American Diabetes Association for excellence in self-management education.

Recovery at Home: When skilled nursing or personal care is required for your child at home, Meridian At Home offers a depth of services bring comfort and peace of mind to children and their families.

Wellness Resources

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      Teaching Kids to Wash Their Hands

      More than half of food-related illness outbreaks are caused by unwashed or poorly washed hands, says the American Society for Microbiology. Outbreaks of hepatitis A in children in daycare centers have been directly connected to lack of handwashing after changing diapers or using the bathroom.

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    • Sports Injuries

      Sports Safety for Children

      Sports are great for children. Sports can help a child's physical coordination, fitness, and self-esteem. Sports can also teach children about teamwork and self-discipline.

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    • Common Childhood Injuries

      Common Childhood Injuries and Poisonings

      Visit our library of online resources for common childhood injuries and poisonings.

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    • Emergency Medicine

      Emergency Medicine

      Designed to provide extraordinary care and comfort the moment you arrive, emergency treatment at Meridian Health hospitals and care centers promises unmatched care and cutting-edge technology in a calm, comfortable healing environment.

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    • Diagnostic Imaging

      Diagnostic Imaging

      Meridian Health’s Diagnostic Imaging Centers offer comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic imaging services designed to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.

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    • Family Resource Center

      Family Resource Center

      Whether it is small or large, relatives or friends, family is the loyal group of loved ones we are committed to protect.

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