Pediatric Center of MMH
For over six decades, the qualified and compassionate staff at Manatee Memorial Hospital has provided advanced medical services to the children of our community. Talk with your pediatrician about coming to the Pediatric Center at Manatee Memorial for your child’s healthcare needs.
Our Lifeline to the Future Is Our Children
At the Pediatric Center of Manatee Memorial Hospital, we never forget that we’re here to serve children. We’re trained to provide personalized attention 24 hours a day to patients that range in age from newborn to 18 years. Since medical procedures can cause stress in children as well as in their families, we work hard to create a relaxing environment and to make the hospital experience as pleasant as possible. We’ll work closely with you and your pediatrician, monitoring your child’s progress throughout their stay with us.
The Pediatric Center is designed around a colorful jungle theme. Located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building, the 15-bed unit was specially designed so that patients can be observed from a centrally located nursing station. Seven private and four semi-private rooms are available, each featuring a jungle-themed mural courtesy of Ringling School of Art and Design students.
Special Playroom Hideaway
Play is an integral part of a child’s growth and development and is encouraged in our specialty playroom. You’ll find a variety of fun and educational activities for your child including books, toys, video games and entertainment DVD’s. For children who are unable to utilize the playroom, activities can be brought to the bedside.
All meals and snacks will be provided for your child based on his/her physician’s nutritional plan. Family members are welcome to purchase meals in the cafeteria located on the first floor of the main building. Breastfeeding mothers will be provided meals during their child’s stay. If you prefer not to leave your child’s bedside, your nurse can assist you in purchasing and arranging meal deliveries to your room.