FAQs

Children have special needs that are different from adults. While they are still growing they need unique medical care designed just for them. Hospitals can be frightening places for kids, and the doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital understand these fears. To make our little patients feel right at home, we have built a hospital that’s not so scary with fun furniture, playrooms and lots of toys.

Each year, more than 13,000 children stay at the hospital and over 75,000 children visit the hospital for ambulatory care. The only medical facility in the Inland Empire specializing in the care of children, Children’s Hospital transports over 1,200 critically ill or injured children each year from surrounding hospitals.

We have 343 special beds just for mothers and children.

Here at Children’s Hospital we offer parents the comfort and assurance that their child is receiving the highest level of medical care available. Our medical team has more than a hundred pediatricians, pediatric surgeons and sub-specialists to treat everything from broken bones to disabilities and life-threatening diseases. In addition to our doctors, we have more than 1,200 nurses, child life specialists and other staff who are dedicated to the health and healing of children. Together they provide a family-focused environment backed by state-of-the-art care.

  • Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is one of the largest and most advanced neonatal care centers in the world, with 84 NICU beds dedicated to caring for some of the tiniest babies ever born. The NICU is the first home for over 800 babies each year, all cared for by more than 400 professionals.
  • The Pediatric Emergency Department is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the Inland Empire.
  • As the pioneer in neonatal heart transplantation, Children’s Hospital has led the way in a procedure that has been done more than 2,000 times around the world.
  • Our fifteen pediatric specialty team centers work together to treat every aspect of a child’s illness.
  • Our pediatric hematology/oncology unit is a 33-bed unit dedicated to the specialized medical needs of children, from birth through adolescence, with cancer and blood diseases. For cancer patients where proton radiation is appropriate, Loma Linda University Medical Center (located next door to Children’s Hospital) is the first, and currently, one of the only hospitals in the world that can offer proton radiation treatment on site. Proton radiation is so precise that children with certain cancerous tumors can be treated with almost none of the side effects that usually come with traditional radiation therapy.