Children are special patients; for them, as well as their loved ones, a few hours in a hospital bed can seem like days. Nyack Hospital's Pediatric Department has created a child-friendly environment that helps to soothe and reassure our young patients and their families during their stay.

Our inpatient unit is staffed by personnel who are experts in caring for children, and a pediatric hospitalist is in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A hospitalist is a pediatrician who specializes in the care of hospitalized children.

Our unit features a playroom filled with toys, books and videos, VCR/DVD and video game system.

Children staying in the Pediatrics unit also benefit from Nyack Hospital's Pet Therapy Program. Specially trained pets may visit our patients periodically.
The known benefits to Pet Therapy include:

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Reduced levels of anxiety
  • Increased communication between patients and staff and family members

For further information about the Pediatrics Unit at Nyack Hospital, please call 845.348.2724.