Choosing the Right Specialized Care for Your Little Ones


You hope you never need it, but, at some point, whether as a result of an injury or even to rule something out, most parents end up seeking some sort of specialized care for their little ones.

When my son was young his elbow used to pop out of its socket all of the time.   Though ‘nursemaid’s elbow’ may be no big deal medically, to a new parent it is pretty terrifying.  The first time it happened, when he was about 6 months old, we ran to the emergency room.  When it began to happen more often, we sought the advice of our pediatrician and ended up making many visits to a wonderful pediatric orthopedist.  I can’t imagine having to deal with doctors and nurses who weren’t specifically trained to deal with children (and their nervous parents!)


Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), founded in 1863, is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. It is also the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College which means that all medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell.

HSS recently opened the Alfred and Norma Lerner Children’s Pavilion, a ‘hospital within a hospital’ specializing in comprehensive, individualized rehabilitation for inpatients and outpatients 0-18 years. To find out more information visit the hospital’s website  and visit their Facebook page .

Interested in a virtual tour of the new CA Technologies Rehabilitation Center within the Lerner Children’s Pavilion? Check out this one on their YouTube page:


**I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Hospital for Special Surgery. A small donation to a charity of my choice was made in my name as a thank you for participating. You should consult with your physician or other health care provider before beginning any rehabilitation/therapy, sports training, or exercise program.**