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Complex Chronic Conditions

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.

Why Blythedale…

Blythedale is a center of excellence specializing in providing the highest level care to medically fragile children. Over our 130-year history, Blythedale has treated children with a wide range of medical complexities. Our vast experience sets us apart in the treatment of children with chronic complex conditions.


  • Inpatient
  • Day Hospital
  • Long Term Care

Baby Charlie's Journey

Four-month-old Charlie was born with Ryanodine Receptor 1 Related (RYR-1) Myopathy, a rare genetic disorder that disrupts the flow of calcium in muscle cells, limiting the muscle's ability to contract. Diagnosed with low muscle tone at birth, Charlie was transferred from the NICU to Blythedale...

Complex Chronic Conditions Team

Merry Meredith

Meredith, a five-year-old with a rare form of epilepsy, doesn't let her diagnosis stand in the way of her happiness. "She's a very personable, smiling, energetic little girl that wants to interact with her world," said JeanMarie Florkowski, OTR, ATP , an occupational therapist and a member of the...