Pediatric Care

Pediatric Care

You do not have to travel far to get outstanding family-centered pediatric care for your child. Emerson Hospital has a comprehensive network of highly skilled pediatricians, pediatric specialists and support staff who are available to provide care for your family — right here, close to home.

This team administers the most current technologies and treatments in caring for your child, while remaining sensitive to the emotional and psychological needs of children of all ages. Equally important, your expertise as a parent is an integral and highly valued part of your child’s total care.

Here is a closer look at all the pediatric resources available to you and your family at Emerson Hospital:

Extra care for newborns

When your baby is born at Emerson’s Birthing Center, we offer: 
  • The optimal level of care for infant feeding and mother/baby bonding through our designation as a Baby-Friendly Hospital
  • A special care nursery staffed by pediatric hospitalists overseen by a Mass General neonatologist

Exceptional inpatient care for hospitalized children

When your child is hospitalized at Emerson, we provide 24/7 coverage by board-certified pediatric hospitalists who monitor and coordinate every aspect of your child’s care.

Our Child Life program helps children and families cope with the challenges of hospitalization.

As a parent, you are welcome on the inpatient pediatric unit 24 hours a day, your meals are complimentary, and the nurses encourage your participation in your child’s care.

Innovative Pediatric Intervention Team (PIT)

Because we care about your child’s emotional health, our multidisciplinary Pediatric Intervention Team provides support for children with anxiety related to stressful exams and procedures.  


Child-friendly emergency and urgent care

Emerson Hospital’s emergency department always has pediatric emergency medicine specialists available, and our child-friendly urgent care centers welcome families.

Pediatric specialists from MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Emerson offers local access to highly trained pediatric specialists in these fields:

Pediatric specialist from Mass Eye and Ear, Concord

Ear, nose and throat (ENT)

Pediatric Ophthalmology

The pediatric ophthalmologists on staff at Emerson can help diagnosing and treating eye conditions and issues in children. Their offices also offer eyewear services on-site for the convenience of their patients.

Pediatric Orthopedics (bones and joints)

Our fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic surgeon treats upper and lower extremity fractures, foot and ankle injuries, among many others.

Rehabilitation services for children

Emerson Hospital has an entire team of pediatric therapy experts to help children achieve their personal best. 

Pediatric nutrition

Registered dietitians are available for a full range of services relating to food allergies, eating disorders, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and more.

Pediatric Concussion Care

Emerson Hospital’s nationally recognized Dr. Robert C. Cantu Concussion Center provides outstanding care for student athletes and others who suffer concussive brain injuries.

Need a pediatrician?

Emerson Hospital is affiliated with a number of community medical practices that treat children. For more information — including bios, videos and practice philosophy — please visit our Find A Doctor page. 


Clough Family Center for Rehabilitative & Sports Therapies – Westford

133 Littleton Road
Westford MA

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