A Partner In Caring

The Pediatric Recovery Network works closely with referring acute-care hospitals to ensure that the children entrusted to us receive timely and appropriate care in an evidence-based environment. Our patient-care programs are designed to eliminate re-admissions by implementing care programs that keep children healthy and stable, and our policies and procedures are closely aligned with referring partners to reduce costly and dangerous re-admissions.

Children’s Recovery Center & Saratoga Pediatric Subacute Criteria

Pediatric Subacute Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria – To qualify for the pediatric subacute program, the patient must be under 21 years of age and need one of the following:

-Tracheostomy care with dependence on mechanical ventilation for a minimum of six hours each day

-Tracheostomy care requiring suctioning at least every six hours, room air mist or oxygen as needed, and dependence on one of the four (b – e) treatment procedures listed below

-Total parenteral nutrition or other intravenous nutritional support and one of the five (a – e) treatment procedures listed below

-Skilled nursing care in the administration of any three of the five (a – e) treatment procedures listed below

Treatment Procedures

Treatment procedures include:

a. Intermittent suctioning at least every eight hours and room air mist or oxygen as needed

b. Continuous intravenous therapy including administration of therapeutic agents necessary for hydration or of intravenous pharmaceuticals; or intravenous pharmaceutical administration of more than one agent via a peripheral or central line, without continuous infusion

c. Peritoneal dialysis treatments requiring at least four exchanges every 24 hours

d. Tube feeding via nasogastric or gastrostomy tube

e. Other medical technologies required continuously, which in the opinion of the attending physician and the Medi-Cal consultant require the services of a professional nurse


Scribbles & Giggles Pediatric Day Health Care Criteria

Pediatric Day Health Center Criteria:

Recipient Eligibility To be eligible for PDHC services, recipients must be under 21 years of age and meet all of the following conditions (Health and Safety Code, Section 1760.2, and California Code of Regulations [CCR], Title 22, Sections 51184 and 51340.1):

-The child must be medically fragile, as defined in Health and Safety Code, Section 1760.2(b), with an acute or chronic health problem that requires skilled nursing care and therapeutic intervention during all or part of the day

-The child must reside with parent(s), foster parent(s) or legal guardian(s)

-The child may not reside in any 24-hour inpatient facility as defined in CCR, Title 22, Section 51340.1


Admissions & Inquiries Contacts

Children’s Recovery Center and Saratoga Pediatric Sub-Acute
Lindsay Zarcone
408-340- 1501

Scribbles & Giggles Pediatric Day Health Center
Jenna Russell
408-340- 1598