Skilled Nursing Facility
The HSC Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility
What is the Skilled Nursing Facility?
The HSC Pediatric Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) is a long-term care facility supported with comprehensive medical and nursing care for medically complex children, adolescents and young adults. Our team of specialists continuously creates a friendly, caring and supportive environment where all patients can receive the best possible care.
Where is the Skilled Nursing Facility located?
The Skilled Nursing Facility is located within the HSC Pediatric Center, a children's specialty hospital that serves children from infancy through age 21. The Pediatric Center has a rich legacy of caring for children with complex medical and rehabilitative conditions for over 135 years and is the only provider in Washington, DC, that specializes in the inpatient post-acute care needs for these special types of children.
How will my child be cared for?
We believe in turning disabilities into special abilities, and our warm and welcoming atmosphere combines specialized therapeutic, medical and nursing care with a diverse array of activities designed to maintain each child’s abilities and encourage their maximum potential. We provide care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We are a leader in providing highly effective care for children with complex medical conditions and disabilities. Family is central to everything we do, and our approach involves helping families understand and live with the challenges ahead. For some of our patients this may mean adapting to a lifelong illness, diagnosis, or challenge, while for others it means learning how to complete simple tasks in order to increase independence.
Each child is involved in the everyday activities of playing, learning and growing while receiving expert medical care that only a facility specializing in the care of medically fragile and complex children can provide. We offer a team approach that includes pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists, physical, occupational & speech therapists, psychologists, social workers and other health care specialists to meet individual care needs. Family is central to everything we do, and our approach involves helping families understand and live with the challenges ahead. For some of our patients this may mean adapting to a lifelong illness, diagnosis, or challenge, while for others it means learning how to complete simple tasks in order to increase independence.