Kansas Physicians Find Easy Access to Expert Pediatric Resources at Wesley

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wesley Medical Center Is Home to Dedicated Pediatric Facilities and More Than 40 Subspecialists

Suitable access to pediatric subspecialist care is becoming increasingly difficult for our nation’s children and families.

As the American Academy of Pediatrics reports, “Approximately one in three children must travel 40 miles or more to receive care from a pediatrician certified in adolescent medicine, developmental behavioral pediatrics, neurodevelopment disabilities, pulmonology, emergency medicine, nephrology, rheumatology and sports medicine.”

Here in Kansas, though, access to a large and growing team of pediatric subspecialists, specialized facilities and technology can be found at a single location — Wesley Medical Center.

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Wesley’s expert pediatric care includes access to more than 40 pediatric subspecialists, a 31-bed pediatric unit and a 12-bed pediatric intensive care unit, as well as a pediatric emergency department, pediatric trauma center and pediatric surgery clinic. It all forms the leading pediatric center in Kansas, providing a comprehensive and expert array of healthcare services just for kids.

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Wesley’s specially trained occupational therapists help their young patients learn and improve on basic movement and function skills.

In addition to this expertise are advanced technologies just for kids, such as Wesley’s CT750 HD scanner, which offers the world’s best high-definition, low-dose CT technology. The 128-slice imaging creates sharper, more detailed images and reduces the radiation dose by up to 83 percent on cardiac scans and 50 percent across the rest of the body compared with other CT systems. Wesley also has the only two board-certified pediatric radiologists in the region.

Wesley’s pediatric specialization doesn’t stop there. Wesley also has a pediatric outpatient dialysis unit, providing comprehensive treatment for children who have kidney disease, end-stage renal disease or chronic or acute kidney failure. In addition, Wesley’s Child Development Program provides therapy for children with a variety of special needs, including:

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Hospital stays can be scary, so Wesley works to provide a safe, comforting environment for its pediatric patients and their families.
  • ABR testing without sedation
  • Acute and outpatient trauma rehabilitation
  • Autism therapy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Feeding and swallowing evaluations
  • Gait training
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Orthotics management
  • Orthopedic and sports rehabilitation
  • Speech and language evaluations
  • Torticollis and plagiocephaly treatment
  • Upper-extremity splinting
  • Voice disorder treatment

Kansas kids deserve expert care, and they find it at Wesley Medical Center.

For additional information, please contact Jenny Way, Physician Relations Manager, at 316-962-2071 or Jennifer.Way@wesleymc.com. Get your patients connected with the expert pediatric care they deserve by calling the Wesley One Call Transfer Center at 800-362-3292.