Our Children's House
Our Children's House
Specialized inpatient care designed to return each child to their optimum level of health.
Our Children’s House will be closing its current facility, and all services and programs will relocate to Children’s Medical Center Dallas on July 19, 2022. This includes the rehabilitation, pulmonology and feeding inpatient programs. Outpatient / day programs will also relocate.
This move will allow us to align and integrate Our Children’s House programs with other complementary specialties at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and provide greater access to Children’s Medical Center Dallas services and care teams, for improved care coordination and a better patient experience.
On or prior to July 18, 2022, all existing patients (including inpatient, outpatient and day programs) will be discharged or transferred to Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Care teams will remain the same at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Please know we are committed to making this a seamless transition with as little disruption as possible.
If you would like to request your child’s medical records, please contact the Health Information Management Department at 214-456-2509. You can also easily access your child’s medical records through your MyChart portal at www.mychart.childrens.com.
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
- Anoxic Brain Injury
- Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)
- Brain Injuries
- Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke
- Dysphagia (Swallowing Disorder)
- Failure to Thrive (FTT)
- Feeding Disorder
- Feeding Tube Dependency
- Head Trauma
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Oral Aversion
- Spinal Trauma
- Respiratory diagnoses/Vent dependency
- Feeding Program
- Neurology Day Program
- Constraint Induced Movement Therapy
Treatments and Services
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
- Home Environment Assessments
- Modified Pediatric Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy (mP-CIMT)
- 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
- 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
Andrew Gelfand, MD Pediatric Pulmonologist
Victoria Yang, MD Pediatrician
Steven Copenhaver, MD Pediatric Pulmonologist
Omolara Aderinboye, MD Pediatrician
Naveed Ahmad, MD Pediatrician
Lindsey Amos, MD Pediatrician
Elizabeth Iselin, MD Pediatrician
Gregory McCain, MD Pediatrician
Pravin Sah, MD Pediatric Pulmonologist
Rajashree Srinivasan, MD Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Doctor
Susan Stevens, MD Pediatrician
Michael Tate, MD Pediatrician/Hospitalist
John Connor, APRN, PNP-PC Nurse Practitioner
LHLaure Higgins, APRN, PNP-AC/PC Nurse Practitioner - Pulmonology
Lauren Ortega, MD Pediatrician
Suresh Rajagopal, MD Pediatrician
Anayah Sarkar, MD Pediatrician
Rachel Thomas, MD Pediatrician