Pediatrics at RUMC
Caring for children has always ranked as one of our top priorities, and our pediatricians deliver the highest level of care to children from birth through adolescence. Whether we treat infants with special needs in our highly acclaimed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or deliver inpatient, outpatient or urgent care for older children, your child’s health and well-being is always the focus in our Center for Women & Children’s Health.
With 40 bassinets, we care for 3,900 newborns annually. There are approximately 600 annual admissions to the our highly acclaimed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and we register a survival rate of 997.2 out of 1,000 births, saving babies weighing as little as 1.5 pounds.
With over 2,000 annual admissions to our 27-bed Pediatric Unit, we have proven expertise in treating children with chronic or congenital conditions. Our services include a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit with on-site pediatric pulmonology, endocrinology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, and surgery subspecialty services.
Ambulatory Pediatric Services
Our pediatric ambulatory services sees 10,000 visits annually with a focus on continuity of care, including growth and development, disease prevention and health promotion. Our subspecialty services include:
- Adolescent medicine
- Developmental pediatrics
- Infectious diseases
- Pulmonary medicine
It’s no surprise that many of our pediatricians have been recognized among the list of New York’s Best Doctors, published by New York magazine. We are pleased to have the following doctors working with us:
Francisca Velcek, M.D., Pediatric Surgery
Richard Noto, M.D., Pediatric Endocrinology
Ernest Visconti, M.D., Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Urgent Care for Children
Our specially designed Children's Urgent Care Area, which records over 23,000 pediatric visits annually, delivers walk-in treatment quickly and well to children with routine pediatric illnesses and injuries, such as earaches, colds and sprains. It is located next to the clinic and Emergency Department.
For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at 718-818-1234.