Medical Services at the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children's Hospital

Pediatric Emergency Room in Memphis, TN

Staffed 24/7 with pediatric physicians, pediatricians, and pediatric nurse practitioners, the 10-bay Pediatric ER provides care for a host of issues, including the following: broken bones, fever, sprains, strains and tears, dehydration, flu, respiratory illnesses (including acute asthma and pneumonia), lacerations, vomiting and diarrhea, ear infections, rashes, abdominal pain, and new-onset diabetes.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Opened in April of 2017, Baptist provides comprehensive, continuous care for critically ill children. This 12 bed unit has a pediatric critical care physician, also known as an intensivist, in house 24/7. The unit is also staffed by a complete team of registered nurses, and respiratory therapists all of whom specialize in pediatrics.

Some children may require more frequent monitoring, per their illness or by Physician’s order. Nurses have constant view of these patients through glass windows and doors, as well as, continuous vitals by use of heart and oxygen monitors. These monitors enable the nursing staff to assess a patient’s condition continuously and can minimize awakenings to let your child rest. Vital signs such as heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen level are displayed on screens located in each room and at the nursing stations.

P.D.'s Perch

Our pediatric outpatient center is an area that your Child Life Specialist will provide medical play and support with your child in a comfortable atmosphere. This helps your little one to understand what to expect prior to and following their medical procedure. Our team will ensure your visit will be short as possible so you can get back to what matters most.

  • Outpatient services include a full-service lab, drawn by pediatric nurses, fluoroscopy exams, respiratory care, nutrition counseling, audiology, catheterizations, intravenous infusions (e.g., antibiotics, blood and IV immune globulin), intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, moderate sedation and general anesthesia. 
  • Diagnostics include diagnostic X-rays, CT scans with anesthesia capabilities, EKG, MRI with anesthesia capabilities and ultrasounds. 

Pediatric surgery

Pre-admission surgery evaluation plus pre-surgery and post-surgery pediatric rooms through the adjacent Baptist Women’s Hospital. Pediatric surgery services include ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, urology, and general surgery needs. Convenient Pediatric General Surgery services located in the Professional Office Building attached to the Women’s Hospital. The Pediatric Surgery team and our Pediatric Gastroenterologist have quick access to the NICU, Inpatient Unit, PICU and Emergency Room.

Follow up visits or new patients can be seen in the BMG Pediatric Surgery clinic by calling 901-227-9870.

Baptist Regional Comprehensive Eye Center

The Comprehensive Eye Center was established in 2012 through a grant from the Baptist Memorial Hospital Foundation to provide the latest innovative technology. Inspired and led by Dr. Jorge Calzada of the Charles Retina Institute, this center was developed to treat and correct eye illnesses and trauma. This center is credentialed with more than 20 pediatric and adult ophthalmologist and retina specialists to provide specialized care from the premature neonate through adulthood for many common disorders such as crossed eyes, lazy eye, nearsightedness, retinopathy of prematurity, as well as trauma and diseases that develop with age, such as glaucoma and cataracts.

Inpatient Unit

Opened in September 2000, The Hardin Pediatric Center is the inpatient unit created through the generosity of Helen and Jabie Hardin to further enhance the quality of life of those treated by the dedicated physicians and staff at Baptist. The 12-room Inpatient Unit is staffed by a complete team of registered pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, and a pediatric hospitalists in house 24/7 and is specifically designed to meet not only children’s medical needs, but to provide a space large enough for families to gather and provide emotional support. To make children feel more at home, toys and movies are available for all ages.

Certified Child Life Specialists

These specialists can enhance a child’s and family's ability to cope while minimizing the stresses of the health care experience through medical play, play therapy, free play, preoperative teaching, procedure education, social interaction, distractions or support during medical procedures.

Are you interested in a Child Life career?

The practicum program here at Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital is a minimum of 120 hours pre-internship experience for students interested in learning more about the Child Life field. Potential practicum students may be enrolled at a college or university throughout the duration of the desired practicum program, or have completed their degree prior to the practicum.

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In 2014, Spence and Becky Wilson made a major gift to help further the growth of our pediatric hospital on the Baptist Memphis campus.