Pediatrics

First, we'll ease your worries. Many members of our expert team of doctors and nurses at HonorHealth are parents, too. They'll reassure you and your child while focusing on delivering next-level emergency or inpatient care that’s made for you and your family.

Your child’s hospital stay

We know it can be scary when your child is hospitalized. Experienced, compassionate pediatric team members at our two hospitals with pediatric units — Scottsdale Shea Medical Center and Deer Valley Medical Center — do everything possible to reassure you and your child.

Our highly trained team works in an environment of kid-friendly rooms designed especially for infants and children up to age 17. Toy rooms and closets help keep kids entertained as they get better.

At Deer Valley Medical Center, children have access to pediatric general surgery procedures such as tonsillectomies, appendectomies, ear tube insertions and some orthopedic surgeries. More specialized surgeries are referred to other hospitals, including Scottsdale Shea Medical Center.

At Scottsdale Shea, hospitalist-based pediatricians and pediatric intensive care doctors provide leading-edge care in collaboration with community pediatricians 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Children have access to these specialties:

  • Pediatric general surgery
  • Pediatric cardiology GI (gastroenterology)
  • Pediatric pulmonology
  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Pediatric otolaryngology or ENT (ears, eyes, nose and throat)
  • Pediatric urology
  • Pediatric infectious disease
  • Pediatric radiology

In addition, Scottsdale Shea Medical Center is the only hospital in the Northeast Valley with a Level III Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) designation, caring for critically ill newborns and mothers with high-risk pregnancies.

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Child life specialists

If your child needs to stay overnight at Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, a child life specialist is one of the first professionals he or she will meet. This team member is trained to interact with children in a hospital setting to help them understand their treatment and to reduce their anxiety and apprehension.