Published on March 21, 2017

Pediatric Services Transition At Milford Regional

Based upon the Department of Public Health’s recent approval of Milford Regional Medical Center’s decision to close its inpatient pediatric unit, the Medical Center will transition care of their pediatric patients to a designated section of the emergency department starting Tuesday, April 4. In this new location, pediatric patients will continue to receive excellent care by Boston Children's Physicians alongside Milford Regional’s emergency medicine physicians.

After much careful thought and deliberation, the decision to close inpatient pediatrics was based upon low patient admissions which made it unfeasible to continue operating the unit. However, Milford Regional's collaborative arrangements with Boston Children's ensure a continuation of the high quality care the community has come to expect for their children at the Medical Center. The newly designated area for pediatrics in the emergency department includes spacious rooms that are only a little over one year old. They comfortably accommodate the child with his/her parents and are equipped with the most up-to-date medical systems.

Milford Regional will continue to provide outpatient pediatric surgeries. And as has always been the case, when specialized pediatric care is needed, transfers to tertiary care facilities in Boston or Worcester will take place seamlessly.

"Through our collaborative arrangement with Boston Children's Physicians and other tertiary care facilities in our region, Milford Regional remains committed to providing the very best care to our pediatric patients," says Edward J. Kelly, president and CEO of Milford Regional. "We are confident that the transition of care to the pediatric area of our new emergency department will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality care to our pediatric patients."


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