OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

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Pediatric Services

Pediatric Services The OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Pediatric Unit provides care to children from one day old to 20 years old. If a child needs more extensive, overnight care, they stay in our nine-bed inpatient Pediatric Unit, where they receive comprehensive, family-centered care.

We know the hospital environment can be frightening to our pediatric patients, so we make sure to help our patients feel safe and comfortable so they adjust well and heal faster. 

Our Services

  • Child life specialist on staff
  • Pre-operation Safari Tours to help prepare for surgery
  • Programs and classes designed specifically for children

Emergency Pediatric Care

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center was recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Emergency Medical Services for Children program for having the essential resources and capabilities to meet the emergent and critical care needs of seriously ill and injured children.

OSF Saint Anthony has also been recognized as an Emergency Department Approved by Pediatrics for meeting the requirements for pediatric emergency care.

This means OSF Saint Anthony staff has received special training in pediatric emergency and critical care, and our facility has the essential pediatric medical equipment and medication available.

OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois Collaboration

OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center recently teamed up with OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois to provide more pediatric-focused care.

With this exciting collaboration, our medical staff receives ongoing skills training and participates in simulation exercises at OSF Children’s Hospital.

We’ve also adapted our pediatric care models to reflect those at OSF Children’s Hospital to deliver superior outcomes for our littlest patients.