Nothing is more disturbing to parents than having a sick child. Generally, it's nothing serious – an upset stomach, a fever, a simple infection. But what if your child is suffering from something worse? That's when you'll appreciate the level and quality of family-centered care available to your child and you at the most comprehensive inpatient pediatric unit in the Merrimack Valley region, as well as a new, comprehensive Pediatric Specialty Center in Lawrence.
Click to hear more about our brand new Pediatric Specialty Center located in the Marston Medical Building, 25 Marston Street, Lawrence. At just over 2,500 square feet of space, this new Center features 6 exam rooms, and puts top pediatric specialists from Floating Hospital for Children at your doorstep, including cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, nephrology, neurology, and pulmonology.
The new Inpatient Pediatric Center at Lawrence General Hospital, opened in 2012, treats children ranging in age from newborns and toddlers to teenagers and young adults. The nearly $600,000 renovation was achieved by donations from nearly 1,000 donors throughout our region. Some of the most generous gifts, which included permanent naming opportunities in our new Center, came from the New Balance Foundation, the Employees of Lawrence General Hospital via their annual Employee Campaign, the Lawrence General Hospital Auxiliary, the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence, Victor J. Mill, III, Gene Doran and the Friends and Family of Gary Caruso.
Common reasons for admission to the Inpatient Pediatric Center include pneumonia, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, sickle cell anemia, broken bones, infectious diseases and surgeries like tonsillectomies and appendectomies. The Pediatric Center is also home to "Paws the LGH Bear" and other toys and games, free to all our young visitors!
Why go to Boston when the top physicians and nurses, and most pediatric specialties, are now offered right here in Lawrence? At Lawrence General, we like to say that we treat kids with kid gloves. Don't you feel better already?
For more information on the Inpatient Pediatric Center, call us at 978-683-4000, Ext. 2240. To schedule an appointment at, the Pediatric Specialty Center at 25 Marston Street in Lawrence, call us at 978-208-4916.