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.
It’s a good day for our MetroWest families. A new level of exceptional pediatric specialty care has come to our community because MetroWest Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center in Boston have forged an important alliance that will bring advanced pediatric care, right here.
This partnership brings the experience and expertise of Floating Hospital pediatric specialists to a new Pediatric Specialty Center in Framingham, as well as our Framingham Union Hospital. Specialists from pediatric neurologists and gastroenterologists to pediatric oncologists and allergists are seeing children for outpatient appointments. And you will see new faces around Framingham Union as pediatric hospitalists and newborn medicine physicians from Floating help children in our NICU, Pediatric Unit and ED. We’ll also have a seamless transport system for transporting the most critically ill children to Floating Hospital in downtown Boston when necessary.
In addition to general pediatric care, the unit also offers the following services:
Level IIB Special Care Nursery
- Level IIB Special Care Nursery
- Pediatric Surgery
- Pediatric Clinic
- Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic
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
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. Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic
Set up like a doctor's office, the Pediatric Subspecialty Clinic at Framingham Union Hospital is collaboration with a variety of Boston institutions. Specialty pediatric care is provided in the following areas:
- Plastic surgery
Exceptional pediatric specialty care comes from working side by side.
The partnership between Floating Hospital and Framingham Union Hospital brings a new level of comprehensive pediatric specialty care to the Metrowest community. Both organizations place a high value on quality care and a patient centered experience.
Floating Hospital for Children 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 care of the most complex illnesses and chronic diseases, including cancer care, metabolic disease, neurological disorders, trauma and more. As the principal children’s teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine, Floating 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