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Specialties

Pediatric Services at Piedmont Athens Regional

The Pediatrics Unit at Piedmont Athens Regional serves children from birth through age 18 and young adults.

  • Eighteen bed pediatric unit, managing up to a high level of patient acuity, including medical and surgical care, along with video EEG monitoring.
     
  • Five-plus bed Pediatric Outpatient Services department within our Pediatric unit (also known as “POPS”) that provides outpatient infusions and injections, phlebotomy, catheterization, and other lab orders, imaging facilitation (excluding CT and MRI), respiratory treatments, central line care, and more.
     
  • Dedicated Pediatric Hospitalists
    Our Pediatric Hospitalists are board-certified in pediatric medicine with extensive pediatric experience. Our physicians know how to treat our pediatric patients, from being hands on with their care to calming a frightened child or caregiver.
     
  • Pediatric Specialty Resources
    Pediatric specialists are available to our physicians as needed. These include Neurology, Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, ENT, and others.
     
  • Certified Pediatric Nurses with experience
     
  • Certified Child Life Specialist
    Piedmont Athens Regional’s Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) provides developmentally appropriate play, preparation, education, and support for infants, children, adolescents, and their families to promote optimal psychosocial development and to reduce fear and anxiety associated with illness and heath care experiences. Services are provided to:
    • Inpatient Pediatric Unit
    • Pediatric Outpatient Services (POPS)
    • Surgery
    • Emergency Department
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
    • Radiology
    • Children of Adult Patients
    • End of Life/Bereavement

This service is available at no additional cost to families. For more information regarding child life services, please visit Association of Child Life Professionals and American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Child Life.
 

Experts Focused on Your Pediatric Needs

Piedmont Athens Regional’s Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS) provides developmentally appropriate play, preparation, education, and support for infants, children, adolescents, and their families to promote optimal psychosocial development and to reduce fear and anxiety associated with illness and heath care experiences.

Individualized assessments and developmentally appropriate care provided include:

  • Normative, therapeutic, and medical play
  • Preparation and support for surgery and medical procedures
  • Diagnosis education
  • Plans for coping with illness, hospitalization, or stressful life experiences
  • Relaxation and non-pharmacological pain management techniques
  • End of life and bereavement support
     

Additional Information

Please contact Deanna Warren, MS, CCLS, at (706) 475-9302 or e-mail deanna.warren@piedmont.org for more information or to request services. We rely heavily on the generous support from our community. To donate please order items from our wish list on Amazon.com.

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