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MetroWest Medical Center’s partnership with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston has brought a new level of exceptional pediatric care to our community.

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center pediatric specialists – some of the best in the country – work alongside our physicians and nurses, giving you and your child access to a broad range of outpatient and inpatient specialty consultations and treatments, conveniently close to home.

Comprehensive Pediatric Care

The Pediatric Department at Framingham Union Hospital is a 21-bed medical/surgical unit that focuses on providing comprehensive medical care to children, from newborn to 21-years old. Our partnership with Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center brings the experience and expertise of the hospital's pediatric specialists to a new Pediatric Specialty Center in Framingham, as well as our hospital.

Specialists from pediatric neurologists and gastroenterologists to pediatric oncologists and allergists are seeing children for outpatient appointments. At Framingham Union Hospital, there are Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center pediatric hospitalists and newborn medicine physicians caring for children in our NICU, Pediatric Unit and Emergency Department. We also have a seamless system for transporting the most critically ill children to Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston when necessary.

In addition to general pediatric care, the unit also offers the following services:

  • Level IIB Special Care Nursery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Pediatric Clinic
  • Pediatric Radiology and Imaging
  • Child Life Program
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialist in our Emergency Department

Level IIB Special Care Nursery

To complement our newborn nursery, a Level IIB Special Care Nursery is available for at-risk newborns with special health needs. Working closely with Boston hospitals, our Special Care Nursery is a resource that may serve as a transition from a Level III nursery to a Level II nursery closer to home.

Pediatric Surgery

Framingham Union Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient pediatric surgery, and Leonard Morse Hospital offers outpatient pediatric surgery. A special component of the program includes Countdown to Surgery, an interactive teaching program to help prepare children and their families for surgery.

Educational materials include:

  • What to expect at the hospital and during surgery
  • Advice for parents on helping children cope with pain, categorized for specific age groups
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Tour of the Operating Room and Pediatric Unit
  • Follow-up call from nursing

Pediatric Clinic

The Pediatric Clinic at Framingham Union Hospital operates like a doctor's office, and offers primary care services to meet the pediatric needs of the underserved. The staff sees more than 4,000 patients per year for a wide range of issues, from sick visits to immunizations. Pediatric residents from Massachusetts General Hospital deliver care. To schedule an appointment with our Pediatric Specialty Center, please call (866) 618-5518.

Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic

Set up like a doctor's office, the Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic at Framingham Union Hospital is a collaboration with a variety of Boston institutions. Specialty pediatric care is provided in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center

Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center is a full-service pediatric hospital located on the downtown Boston campus of Tufts Medical Center. The hospital provides care in every pediatric specialty – from primary care to the most complex illnesses and chronic diseases, including cancer, metabolic disease, neurological disorders, trauma, surgery and more. As the principal children’s teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital physicians rely on the latest clinical research to treat the most complex children’s diseases and traumas.

Other Pediatric affiliations include:

  • National Birth Defects Center – Genetics consultation services via our OPD monthly
  • Mass General Hospital for Children – residents provide primary care through our OPD Pedi Clinic, supervised by MW attending Pediatrician faculty
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