Our goal is to make the Admissions process as easy as possible for both the parent and the referrer. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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Theresa King, BSN, RN, CCM, Admissions Care Manager

Stormie Cahill, RN, Admissions Care Manager

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About Our Department

Our Admissions team is intimately involved with both referral hospitals and insurance companies to ensure that your child's transition to Blythedale is a smooth one. This includes obtaining the most current medical information about your child, verifying your insurance coverage and securing the necessary authorization. One of our registrars will greet you on the day of transfer and guide you through the process of embarking on your Blythedale journey.

Our Services

By using an electronic referral system like Allscripts, we can obtain the most current information about your child quickly.  Our Admissions care manager will work closely with your child’s referring hospital to ensure a seamless transition to Blythedale. The Admissions team meets regularly to discuss referrals and, in most cases, we can give an answer about medical acceptance within 24 hours. Our staff will work with your insurance company to verify your child’s insurance benefits and secure any necessary authorizations for care prior to your child’s transfer so that your primary focus on the day of admission can be your child. 

Admissions Key Contacts

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Theresa King, BSN, RN, CCM

Admissions Care Manager

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Stormie Cahill, RN

Admissions Care Manager

Treatments We Support

With the only dedicated post-acute pediatric brain injury unit in New York State - specifically constructed to treat children and adolescents with brain injuries - and our expertly trained clinical team, Blythedale is uniquely positioned to provide the best environment for recovery.

As technology continues to advance, children with special needs are becoming increasingly more integrated into the world around them. Blythedale's comprehensive Assistive Technology program, one of only a few such programs in New York State, is opening doors for these children.

Blythedale is the only specialty children’s hospital in New York State with the capability of providing the highest level of medical care and rehabilitation for children recovering from complex medical conditions, including childhood cancers.

Blythedale’s commitment to the highest level of medical and rehabilitative care, and ongoing integration of the newest cardiac support technologies for medically fragile children, is evident in our Cardiac Rehabilitation program.

As an expert in helping medically fragile children achieve their highest potential, Blythedale is well-suited to help transition a child with multiple complex chronic conditions from hospital to home.

For children recovering from multiple traumatic injuries, extensive orthopedic surgery or complex surgery, Blythedale offers a highly specialized, integrated approach to care.

Blythedale is a center of excellence in treating children with complex burns and wounds. The goal of the complex wound rehabilitation team is to obtain maximum autonomy and functionality while maintaining the optimal integrity of the healing wound or grafts with scar control.

Blythedale is widely recognized as a leader in treating children with rare conditions, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy and other myopathies, neuropathies, motor neuron diseases and neuromuscular junction disorders as well as complex genetic syndromes.

Blythedale has a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for infants coming for intensive rehabilitation following Neonatal Intensive Care stays. With a staff of full-time neonatologists overseeing the care our infants, and the addition of neonatal fellows, Blythedale continues to push the boundaries of what post-acute neonatal care can provide to medically fragile infants.

At Blythedale Children’s Hospital, a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week, pediatric attending staff supports infants, children and adolescents prior to and following complicated transplant procedures including heart, liver, kidney, bowel, and even multi-organ transplants.

Pulmonary hypertension is relatively rare, occurring in only two children per one million. Despite its low occurrence, Blythedale treated 30 children with pulmonary hypertension last year.

Blythedale’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is widely recognized as a national center of excellence due to the Hospital’s extraordinary success weaning fragile infants and children from respiratory support machines for an improved quality of life. Our parent training programs help ensure that caregivers are both confident and competent in caring for their child.

As the only pediatric specialty hospital in New York State, Blythedale Children’s Hospital has the ability to evaluate and treat complex feeding difficulties in children with a team of pediatric specialists who work exclusively with medically fragile children.