Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach provides specialized pediatric care for children and young adults, with conditions ranging from common to complex—as well as maternity care for expectant mothers—all under one roof. Only five percent of all hospitals are children’s hospitals, making them unique not only to children’s health care needs in the community, but across the region. Miller Children’s is one of only eight free-standing children’s hospitals in California.
Miller Children’s is a not-for-profit, pediatric teaching hospital that treats more than 8,000 children each year and has become a regional pediatric destination for more than 84,000 children, who need specialized care in the outpatient specialty and satellite centers. The MemorialCare Center for Women at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach delivers more than 6,000 babies each year and transports nearly 100 high-risk moms to Miller Children’s each year. More than 750 pediatric specialists and sub-specialists, as well as nearly 100 OB/GYNs, including 10 high-risk pregnancy specialists (maternal fetal sub-specialists), ensure that the highest quality, compassionate care is given to each patient and their family.
Miller Children’s features eight Centers of Excellence, including seven major inpatient care centers within the hospital and comprehensive outpatient specialty centers that feature more than 30 sub-specialties, and include 16 California Children Services (CCS) approved special care centers. These Centers provide specialized care for children with chronic conditions, such as pulmonary, gastroenterology, orthopedics, cardiology, rehabilitation, diabetes, asthma, autism, and hematology/oncology (cancer) conditions.
Patient and family centered care is a cornerstone of Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach. Health care teams and physicians understand that parents and families are an important part of the health care team and help improve recovery times. Child Life Specialists help patients adjust to their hospital stay and maintain their daily, normal childhood activities. Family resource centers, parent mentors and parent advocates are available to ease the anxieties for hospitalization for the entire family. Miller Children’s values patient safety and ensures that quality initiatives are met. Miller Children’s has been named one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation for quality and safety.
Miller Children’s is one of eight free-standing children’s hospitals in California, and the only one of its kind in a major health system, such as MemorialCare. MemorialCare stands for Excellence in Health Care. Miller Children’s embodies MemorialCare’s core values which are integrated through the MemorialCare ABC’S: accountability, best practices, compassion and synergy.