“Anything and Everything for the Kids!” is our motto. It’s fun, challenging, and rewarding!
Our nursing team is a blend of recent RN and LVN graduates and seasoned nurses, who have extensive years of experience. We boast longevity. We support the pediatric clinical experience for local RN and LVN educational programs. We support 5 Bay area Community Colleges in their clinical nursing experiences.
The acuity is high. The care of our children is similar to a TCU or PICU with stable, but medically fragile cases. The Respiratory Therapists are a vital component to the team, and in many ways, direct the clinical path, since 95-100% of our children have tracheotomies and approximately half of are ventilator supported.
Licensed Nurses, both RN and LVN, deliver direct patient care of the children.
Each nurse brings their unique loving and caring abilities to each of the children. These are well-oriented and trained nurses, who constantly go the “extra mile” to ensure all the children are safe, and most importantly, feel loved. Our nurses can tell all the subtle nuisances that constitute a change of condition in the children and make sure the kids get the appropriate care and that their needs are met as soon as possible.
The CNA’s bring a wonderfully loving and unique way of caring for all the kids. They are very aware and vigilant of the special needs of each child and are able to recognize changes immediately and notify the licensed nurse. They always go way above and beyond their roles by caring for each child, making sure that each one has what they need to be cared for in a clean,
safe and loving manner.
The most unique thing at Sub-Acute Saratoga Children’s Hospital is that we are family who cares for the children in a loving and professional manner. We are the people that touch and care for our kids on a regular basis. We establish a professional and personal relationship with the patient families, constantly providing them with changes in medical needs. Collectively with our other departments, we are “The Acute Alternative for Kids”.
Saratoga Pediatric Sub-Acute is a 36 bed free standing pediatric skilled nursing facility. We provide 24 hour nursing and respiratory therapy. All of our licensed staff are PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified. Some of our services and experiences include but are not limited to:
o Complex Congenital Syndromes
o Complications due to premature birth
o Short Gut Syndrome
o Traumatic Brain Injury
o Spinal Cord Injury
o Moyotonic Dystrophies
o Complex Airway
o Complex Neurological and Muscular Disorders
o Central line/ Pic line
o Catheter Irrigation
o Wound Care
Medications & Treatments
o Baclofen Pump
o IV Therapies
o IPV/Vest Therapies
o Nebulizer & VAP
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, & Speech Therapy
o ROM & Exercise Programs
o Adaptive Equipment
o Custom Wheelchairs
o Language Development
o Cognitive Development
o Assistive Technology
o Goal Setting for Developmental Milestones & Functionality
Here at Saratoga Pediatric Sub-Acute we strive to care for the entire child and their family, by providing services and activities that not only take care of the child’s medical needs but also their emotional and psychological needs. Some of our services and activities include but are not limited to:
o Baby Mat Play
o Swings & Play Structures
o Arts & Crafts
o Story Time
o Sensory Stimulation
o Petting Zoo
o Water Play
Out of Facility
o Sporting Events
o Monterey Bay Aquarium
o Pumpkin Patch
o Happy Hollow
o Family Picnic
Medical Director – Dr. Delee Har
Director of Nursing – Lachong Tran
Respiratory Director – Marisa Orozco
Rehabilitation Director – Karen Jenks
Social Worker – Julie Rynearson