Location & Parking
Our pediatric unit is located on the fourth floor of the Center Tower, accessible from the Center Elevators.
Patients and visitors can park at the West Tower main entrance. Use the valet parking service from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday or the west parking garage.
Similar to older people, children are more susceptible to health conditions that may not be as dangerous to adults. Pediatric professionals at Wyoming Medical Center provide a broad spectrum of health services in diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases.
We want our little patients to feel comfortable, which is why we strive to make our pediatric area feel as much like home as possible. Bright images and colors adorn the walls and our rooms and family visitation areas and we offer games and movies to make your child’s stay a bit more relaxed.
Common childhood illnesses
Children, with their small bodies and underdeveloped immune systems, are particularly susceptible to some diseases. The following is a short list of some conditions diagnosed and treated at Wyoming Medical Center. It is not a comprehensive list.
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older children. It causes lung and airway infections in infants and young children and can lead to hospitalization in severe cases. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not treat RSV, but mild infections will go away without treatment. Outbreaks of RSV infections most often begin in the fall and run into the spring. RSV often spreads rapidly in crowded households and daycares.
- Symptoms: Labored breathing, cough, fever, nasal flaring, rapid breathing, shortness of breath, stuffy nose, wheezing
Pneumonia: Children are very susceptible to this infection that occurs in one or both of the lungs. It can cause dangerous inflammation of the airways and fluid buildup in the lungs, making breathing difficult. Infants and children are at an especially higher risk because of their developing immune systems and this condition can be life-threatening if not properly treated.
- Symptoms: Mucus and fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, high fever, chills, chest pain, loss of appetite
Influenza (Flu): Influenza is a respiratory infection caused by a virus that often occurs in winter and spreads easily from person to person. Children and elders are most susceptible to the flu. This illness can be serious, leading to other lung infections.
- Symptoms: Fever, sore throat, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, dry cough, loss of appetite
Find a doctor
Establishing your child with a family physician or pediatrician is the best way to start him or her on a path to good health. Start your search here.
In fall 2013, we implemented our pediatric hospitalist program at the request of local pediatricians. Hospitalists are doctors who work exclusively at the hospital and do not operate private practices.
Our pediatric hospitalists work with your child’s primary care provider or pediatrician to provide the most comprehensive care during their hospital stay. When leaving the hospital, the hospitalist discusses the details of your hospital stay with your primary care provider. Learn more about our pediatric hospitalists here.