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Long Term Care

The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion, which opened in Fall 2016, is a unique 24-bed facility dedicated to the highly specialized needs of infants and children who  require extended medical care and rehabilitation. 
The Pavilion serves children with complex medical needs, including those who require a longer period of time to be weaned from the ventilator, and premature infants with feeding difficulties, congenital conditions or neurological disorders.
The Pavilion is staffed by a full-time pediatrician who works in consultation with a variety of pediatric subspecialists including pediatric pulmonology, pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pediatric neurology.  The comprehensive team also include registered nurses, certified respiratory therapists, physical/occupational/speech therapists, recreational therapists, child psychologists, Child Life specialists and a dedicated social worker.
Features of the new Pavilion include 11 double-bedded rooms and two private rooms, all with piped-in oxygen, a spacious dining and recreation area, dedicated therapy space, an infant play room and teen lounge. An attractive courtyard includes play areas, walking paths and sitting areas for residents and their families.
Children in the Pediatric Long Term Care Unit have access to education through the on-site Mt. Pleasant-Blythedale School and Early Childhood Center, and recreational programmingon evenings, weekends and holidays.
Family involvement is a key component of care at Blythedale, and progress toward goals (established upon admission) will be reviewed during periodic family conferences. An interdisciplinary approach to treatment is a hallmark of Blythedale, and each patient’s clinical care team will meet every two weeks to discuss the individualized plan from every perspective: medical, social, psychological and educational.  
Referrals are made to The Steven and Alexandra Cohen Pediatric Long Term Care Pavilion at Blythedale Children's Hospital by hospitals, physicians/clinicians, and social workers. We warmly welcome you to come take a tour of our new facilities, and learn a little more, firsthand, about our highly specialized treatment and rehabilitation protocols. To schedule a tour please call the Social Work Department at (914) 831-2439, or to make a referral, please contact our Admissions Care Manager Theresa King, RN, BSN, at (914) 831-2431 or To make a referral via Allscripts or fax, please send a medical summary and recent progress note, a current medication list, demographic and social information, and a PRI and Screen completed within the past 30 days. 
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