Winchester Hospital is recognized as one of the area's most prominent pediatric hospitals. Through our unique partnership with Boston Children's Hospital, we bring an expert level of specialized care to the community setting.


Specialized Pediatric Care

At Winchester Hospital, we understand that children need and deserve special attention when they are ill or injured. The pediatric staff at Winchester Hospital remains committed to providing high-quality care in a child-friendly setting by focusing on each child's unique needs while incorporating a family-centered care approach.

Every effort is made to involve parents or guardians in all aspects of a child's care. They are viewed as the members of a child's healthcare team who know their child best, and as advocates for the child’s health and wellbeing. This approach helps reduce the stress and anxiety of hospitalization.

Our partnership with Boston Children's Hospital means seamless access to the best pediatric specialists in the area. In addition, community affiliations with specialists in otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), orthopedics and general surgery allow us to provide on-site care for most conditions requiring these services.

Find a pediatrician on the Winchester Hospital medical staff.

Other Services for Children

  • Emergency Care: For children and youth in need of emergency care, Winchester Hospital has a Pediatric Emergency Department staffed with 24-hour pediatrician coverage.
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation: Our physical, occupational and speech therapists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of children and adolescents with a variety of neuromuscular, skeletal, acquired and developmental disorders.
  • Special Care Nursery: Our Level IIB Special Care Nursery provides skilled and compassionate care for babies needing special care.
  • Asthma Management: Our Community Hospital Asthma Management Program (CHAMP) program offers children and adolescents a team approach to treating asthma.

Care Close to Home

Pediatricians, neonatologists and pediatric emergency medicine specialists from Boston Children's Hospital provide 24-hour inpatient coverage and staffing for our Level IIB Special Care Nursery and Pediatric Emergency Department.

Close collaboration with pediatricians in the surrounding communities allows us to provide quality care for their smallest patients right in their own backyard.

Pediatric Inpatient Care

The pediatric inpatient floor at Winchester Hospital serves about 900 patients a year. Our nurses are educated in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), ensuring the best care on all levels for your child. A parent or guardian is encouraged to stay overnight with the child during their inpatient stay.

In addition to the medical and nursing staff, the pediatric team includes dietitians, respiratory therapists, case managers, chaplains and lactation consultants. A pet therapy dog is also available to visit interested patients once per week.

The pediatric floor has a playroom that is equipped with games and art materials. Our staff also provides pre-operative tours for children scheduled for upcoming surgery.

Our Commitment

Winchester Hospital is committed to making your child as comfortable as possible while at the hospital. Parents or guardians are encouraged to speak with the health care team if they would like to discuss any aspect of their child's hospital visit. Winchester Hospital values feedback and considers suggestions in future planning.

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