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NCH Pediatric Inpatient Seacareium


Inpatient Services

Welcome to the Robert and Mariann MacDonald SeaCAREium

The NCH Healthcare System’s Robert and Mariann McDonald Pediatric Inpatient SeaCAREium is designed especially for pediatric patients and their families. The ocean reef-themed SeaCAREium is a private and secure unit providing bright and cheerful spaces for inpatients.

The floor features 15 general pediatric rooms and one outpatient room. Four of the general pediatric rooms can be used for progressive care and intensive care. The pediatric unit is equipped with smart room technology, as well as a variety of state-of-the-art equipment to assist in quality care and everyday tasks for our sickest patients.

The floor is staffed with board certified pediatric intensivists and registered nurses specialized in the emotional and physical care of pediatric patients.

Pediatric Specialty Services

  • Pediatric ambulatory department (with sedation services)
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric ENT (ear, nose and throat)/otolaryngology
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
  • Pediatric general surgery
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Pediatric infectious disease
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Pediatric plastic surgery
  • Pediatric pulmonary

Pediatric Inpatient Services


Board certified pediatric intensivist’s give coverage to the pediatric unit on a 24/7 basis. The floor is also staffed with registered nurses specialized in the emotional and physical the care of pediatric patients. Ancillary staffs that include pediatric trained pharmacists, respiratory therapist, dieticians and physical therapists are regularly available based on patient needs.


A dedicated family lounge gives families a place to take a break. Often times, the cafeteria seems too far away for a parent, this space allows families to share a meal or have some quiet time while still remaining close to their sick child.


An arts in healing program providing emotional support to children and families along with an ocean-themed playroom is also available in the pediatric unit as NCH continues to expand and develop services to keep children close to home and family.


The pediatric unit is equipped with a variety of state-of-the-art technology and equipment to assist in the quality care of everyday tasks for even the sickest patients.

Treatment Room

To make a child feel safe during their stay, we try not to do any procedures — especially painful ones — in the room. Instead, this treatment room is used for procedures such as spinal taps and IV starts. Its dim lighting and entertaining artwork help provide a distraction.

Nurses Station

Our nurses’ station is centrally located outside patient rooms for quick and easy access.