Pediatric Specialty Care

Learning

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Each child is unique, and learns and develops in their own individual way. PSC is proud to be equipped and experienced in determining the best action plan for each child’s learning potential. Once the best learning solution is identified, the PSC team will coordinate all educational services both on and off grounds. Some of the PSC children and young adults attend school off grounds. We believe in supporting this integration in the local community and schools, as appropriate for the child, and when their attendance at those schools will maximize their potential. We are overjoyed when a PSC child graduates from preschool, attends a High school prom, or even something as simple as riding a bus. All of these opportunities help enhance the child’s experience and contribute to their growth and development in many ways.

 

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PSC Students attend “Night to Shine” prom

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“Night to Shine”, sponsored by the Tim Tebow foundation, is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs. As part of this worldwide movement, more than 375 churches, 150, 000 volunteers in 50 states and 10 countries came together to celebrate more than 75,000 honored guests with special needs, ages 14 and older. The guests arrived and were crowned kings and queens. They received a boutonniere or corsage, and walked “the red carpet”, welcomed by a team of volunteer “fans” cheering them on. Each guest was paired with a “buddy” that spent the night with them, escorting them to the different areas within the prom. They had pictures taken, and framed, as a keepsake to take home.  Other fun activities included a photo booth, a limo ride, getting their shoes shined, hair and make-up, visits with therapy dogs, lots of delicious food, and dancing the night away!! It really was a night to remember by all!! So many smiles! These kids/adults had the time of their lives! PSC was proud to be a part of such as memorable event. A special thank you to the PSC staff and others that made it possble!
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Wound Care – a Case Study

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A 12 year old boy was a paraplegic, after suffering a motor vehicle accident at 6 years old. He was admitted to a children’s hospital with stage IV wounds that required treatment with Clinitron bed and wound vac. The boys’ parents were very involved but could not manage wound care at home. The brave young boy was transitioned to PSC for short term stay. We were thankful that his wounds healed and he was able to be discharged after 6 weeks.

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Holiday Happenings at PSC

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The holiday season is a busy one for all of us, and taking the time to enjoy and celebrate together is something the PSC staff looks forward to each year. Connecting with the families is so important to us, for so many reasons.  We love to celebrate the children’s accomplishments and savor the giggles and smiles and each and every area of growth and development.  Thank you to all of our families, staff, partners and colleagues for making 2016 a special year. May the milestones in 2017 bring continued happiness for all of us!

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PSC uses an Alternative Clinical Model

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PSC’s alternative clinical model is designed to support children & young adults with medical complexities, within a residential facility. PSC’s approach allows for a decrease in acute care stays. PSC encourages a safe and timely home reunification, as we often refer to ourselves as a “stepping stone” from hospital to home. There are many benefits to this alternative approach. One of the greatest benefits to the children and their families is minimized emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions. With this, there is less exposure to potentially life-threatening infections.

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We want YOU- the family- to succeed!

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PSC partners with the family to ensure you are equipped with all the knowledge you need for your child. This partnership is a critical key to the success of your child’s care. PSC offers an extensive Caregiver Training Program with designated nurse educators. These individuals will provide home assessments and coordination of all care. Transitional/family suites available at some of our communities, to be used for admissions. Based upon availability, these suites ensure thorough family training is completed.

 

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October 9-16 is National Case Management Week.

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October 9-16 is National Case Management Week. PSC would like to honor the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers across the health care continuum. The theme for this year is “Case Management: We Listen. We Care. We Lead.” How true that is! We appreciate all you do each and every day to ensure the best possible care for the children and families!

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Volunteering Speaks Volumes!

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The team at PSC Hopewell volunteering at the annual WDVE Rocks Children’s Radiothon at Children’s Hospital Pittsburgh. One of the greatest opportunities our staff has OUTSIDE of the PSC communities is to be out in the community volunteering and fundraising for causes that are near and dear to our hearts!

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It takes a Village!

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At PSC, our clinical staffing model is one of the best. 

The clinical staffing includes :

Medical Director, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Registered Nurses, RN Supervisors, Respiratory Therapists, Dietician, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and Nurse Technicians.

The Administrative & Support Services Team includes:

Administrators, Social Workers, Child Life Specialists/Recreational Therapists, Program Specialists, Transport Team

PSC is always in search of qualified, talented and dedicated employees to join our team. For information regarding employment, please contact hr@pediatricspecialty.com.

 

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Spotlight on Staff – Pediatric Pulmonologist

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img_3250-1At PSC, we care for children from birth to 21 years old, and have a trained team of experts in the field of pediatric breathing and lung diseases.  A pediatric pulmonologist has had a minimum of 4 years of medical school, three years of pediatric residency training, minimum of 3 years of fellowship training in pediatric pulmonology, and a certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and the subspecialty of pediatric pulmonology

Pulmonology conditions in children may include:

  • Recurring pneumonia (infection of the lungs)
  • Asthma (chronic inflammation of the airways)
  • Cystic fibrosis (a genetic disease with pulmonary and nutritional symptoms)
  • Chronic cough and/or difficulty breathing
  • Apnea (breathing stops for a prolonged time)
  • Premature infants with developing lung issues
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