Spacious pediatric patient room at UM BWMC

Caring for children as if they're our own, while caring for their concerned parents, too.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center houses a 10-bed secure pediatric unit for children with illness and injuries. The unit features specialized care by a team of pediatric hospitalists and experienced pediatric certified nurses who are dedicated to making the hospitalization process as positive and stress-free as possible for patients and their parents. Through a two-way partnership between UM BWMC's pediatric hospitalists and the patient's pediatrician, patients receive treatment based on their personal medical history and have access to the latest technological advancements.

On the pediatric unit, children have access to a colorful playroom filled with books, puzzles, video games and toys. Parents are provided with one-on-one teaching regarding their child's care after discharge. For the comfort of both the child and the parent, two parents are allowed to spend the night with their child and liberal visiting hours are granted to family members.

As part of their teaching mission, the pediatric hospitalists supervise rotating third-year medical students for three-week periods from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center's Pediatric Unit can be reached by calling 410-787-4618.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child is hospitalized for an extended amount of time and they miss school?

It is the policy of UM BWMC to ensure that a referral is made to the appropriate school system in order to assure the educational needs of the child are met when required treatment necessitates a school absence longer than 14 days. Parents will be provided with information on this issue at their request.

Is the pediatric unit a secure unit?

Yes, the pediatric unit is a locked, secure unit. All visitors must ring a bell at the door of the unit to request entry, and a staff member inside the unit will open the door.

Visiting Hours

Please see our visiting hours and policy.