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New Hampshire's Hospital for Children

Pediatric/Adolescent Unit

Because children also get sick…New Hampshire Hospital for Children

New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children includes a Pediatric and Adolescent Care unit, with 15 private and two semi-private rooms for children with illness or injury. Children and their families are cared for by health care professionals with specialized knowledge and training in the care of children. Family-centered rounds take place every day, to insure that you are fully informed and involved in your child’s treatment and care. These rounds include physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutrition and respiratory care, planning your child’s care together with you.


Just for children…

From decorations that are comforting to children and families, to specialized equipment for their needs, the Pediatric and Adolescent Unit is designed for the very special care of children. In addition, integrative medicine techniques help children cope with pain and stress using additional therapies such as music and guided imagery.
The team of professionals caring for children and families include:

  • Pediatric Hospitalist Physicians
  • Pediatric Specialist Physicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Child-Life Specialists
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social workers
  • Licensed Nursing Assistants
  • Specialized Pediatric Pharmacists
  • Registered Nutritionists

 

At times of need…New Hampshire Hospital for Children

Having a child in the hospital can be a very stressful time. The family and child may have fear and worry about the illness or injury. The family’s love and support are very important to the child’s well-being. The child and family are at the center of all the care and treatment provided at New Hampshire’s Hospital for children. We listen to you and plan care that is sensitive and supportive. We encourage each family to let us know ways we can help at this stressful time.

Services:

Child Life Program




Meet Our Providers

Marjan Makatam-Abrams, MD:

Education:
Albany Medical College Doctor of Medic 1998 Albany, NY

Internships:
Schneider Children's Hosp.@ Long Island Jewish Medical Cntr. New Hyde Park, NY

Residency:
Schneider Children's Hosp.@ Long Island Jewish Medical Cntr. New Hyde Park, NY

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2002

   

Amy Stone, MD:

Education:
Keck School of Medicine of USC MD 2001 Los Angeles, CA

Internships:
University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC ,

Residency:
University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC ,

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2005
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2005

   

Megan Clark, DO:

Education:
University of New England Doctor of Osteo 2002 Biddeford, ME

Internships:
Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA

Residency:
Geisinger Medical Center Danville, PA

Certification(s):
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2006
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2006

   

Uma Subramanian, MD:

Education:
SUNY @ Syracuse MD 1994 Syracuse, NY

Internships:
Columbus Children's Hospital (See: Nationwide Children's Hospital) Columbus, OH

Residency:
Columbus Children's Hospital (See: Nationwide Children's Hospital) Columbus, OH

Certification(s):
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 1998
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 1998

   

Jennifer Steichen, MD:

Education:
Loyola University of Chicago-Stritch School of Med MD 2002 Maywood, IL

Residency:
Baystate Medical Center Springfield, MA

Certification(s):
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2006
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2006

   

Joseph Toshach, MD:

Education:
New York Medical College MD 1990 Valhalla, NY

Internships:
Maine Medical Center Portland, ME

Residency:
Maine Medical Center Portland, ME

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 1993

   

Denise Toshach, MD:

Education:
Tufts University School of Medicine MD 1983 Boston, MA Education
University of New Hampshire MS 1985 Durham, NH

Residency:
Tufts - New England Medical Center Boston, MA

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 1988

   

Ursula Kneissl, MD:

Education:
George Washington University MD 1993 Washington, DC

Residency:
Children's National Medical Center Washington, DC

Certification(s):
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, 2010

   

Shahzeb A. Khan

Education:
Allama Iqbal Medical College MBBS 2004 Lahore-20, Pakistan,

Residency:
Detroit Receiving Hospital & Univ. Health Center Detroit, MI

Certification(s):
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine, 2012
Board Qualified, Pediatrics, 2016

 

Links:

  1. Safe Sleep: For children under 3 years of age, New Hampshire’s Hospital for Children promotes a safe sleep environment.  This means that within the bassinette or crib, we will avoid use of bumpers, stuffed animals, quilts and heavy blankets.  
  2. For more information about safe sleep practices with infants and young children:
    http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS

  3. For a general overall child health resource  for parents:
  4. http://kidshealth.org/parent/

  5. For the latest information on the care of children: the American  Academy of Pediatrics
  6. http://www.aap.org

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