Our Children's House
Our Children's House
Specialized inpatient care designed to return each child to their optimum level of health.
Founded in 1993, Our Children’s House provides transitional pediatric care between acute-care hospitalization and home. As a 39-bed inpatient hospital, we provide care to more than 400 patients each year, offering coordinated, comprehensive services for children from infancy through age 18. We treat children with developmental or birth disorders, traumatic injury and severe illness.
No one likes to be sick, especially children. And for those who have spent weeks or months in a hospital, fighting an illness or recovering from an injury, only one place is truly comforting — home. We create a treatment plan that fits your child’s specific health needs. Inpatient or outpatient, we’re by your side.
Conditions We Treat
- Feeding Disorder
- Dysphagia Swallowing Disorders
- Brain Injuries
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Head Trauma
- Spinal Trauma
- Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
- Oral Aversion
- Failure to Thrive FTT
- Respiratory diagnoses/Vent dependency
- Feeding tube dependency
- Feeding Program
- Inpatient Rehabilitation
- Pulmonology Services
- Feeding Program
- Neurology Day Program
- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
Treatments and Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Speech Language Pathology
- Ventilator Management
- Feeding Therapy
- Aquatics Therapy
- Sensorimotor and Defensiveness
- Handwriting Therapy
- VitalStim Therapy for Dysphagia
- Dysphagiagram (modified barium swallow study)
- Would Care Management
- Pediatric Nursing Services
- Nutrition Services
- Home Environment Assessments
- Pet-Assisted Therapy
A Health Care Team Devoted to Each Child
Our highly skilled board-certified pediatricians, pulmonologists and rehabilitation medicine physicians, are supported by a team of pediatric nurses, therapists, dietitians, psychologists, and other specialists to ensure all your child’s needs are being met during their recovery. Our hospitalists, who are board certified in pediatrics, make daily rounds and remain on call 24/7.
Help for Families at Every Step
The moment a child enters our doors, a case manager and social worker are assigned to assist the family in identifying community resources, to provide appropriate counseling and to help design a thorough discharge plan. Family care conferences are held within the first week after admission and every two weeks thereafter. Our Children’s House also has a relationship with the local Ronald McDonald House® to accommodate overnight or extended stays for qualifying family members.
At Our Children’s House, we believe that children flourish when surrounded by family. We furnish parents and other caregivers with support, education and hands-on training pertinent to a child’s condition. Family members are encouraged to participate in many aspects of a child’s treatment, as they will be critical to providing follow-up care at home. Parents can stay 24 hours a day while learning to provide care. Even siblings are invited to join in playtime and to interact with their brother or sister, further simulating the normal routines of home.
Meet the Care Team
Service Chief at Children's Health Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical CenterBoard Certification:
American Board of Phys Med Rehab-Ped Rehab Med,
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab
MGMelissa Gee, APRN, PNP-AC/PC Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonology
LHLaure Higgins, APRN, PNP-AC/PC Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonology
Day patient therapy services suspended until further notice
As a precaution to protect the community we serve and to help limit the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Children’s Health has made the difficult decision to close all outpatient therapy clinics and day patient programs at Our Children’s House. We will continue to update you as this situation evolves. Thank you for your understanding and support.