Services are provided by the department on inpatient and outpatient units. Inpatients units include 6N general pediatrics floor (29 beds), the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (5 beds) and the Step Down Unit (4 beds), the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the CCCL (16 beds). The outpatient services include the OPD, private clinics (both general pediatrics and subspecialties), CCCL out and Children’s Heart Center as well as the pediatric emergency department.
Children's Cancer Institute (CCI) Affiliated with St Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon funds the complete treatment of children with pediatric malignancies at the Children Cancer Institute. Through its many fundraising initiatives it has helped more than 1400 patients with cancer since 2002. For more details, you can visit:http://www.cccl.org.lb.
Children Heart Center (CHC)
The CHC is located on the sixth floor of AUBMC. It is directed by Dr Fadi Bitar (pediatric cardiologist) and a team of specialists: Dr Mariam Arabi and Dr Ziad Bulbul (pediatric cardiologists), Dr. Issam El Rassi (Pediatric Cardiac surgery),. For more details about the center and its services, you can visit:
. The Brave Heart Fund (BHF) (http://www.braveheartfund.org
) is a financial fund that helps needy children with heart diseases perform their surgeries and get the best treatment available.
Emergency Department (ED) The Pediatric ED is located on the first floor of Phase I of AUBMC. This unit is staffed by faculty members on a 24/7 basis. The team also consists of nurses, pediatric residents and students.
Normal Newborn Nursery (NN)
Around 11 pediatricians rotate in the nursery each for about 5 weeks per year and are responsible for the care of the newborn babies at AUBMC. Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) The NICU can accommodate up to 23 patients, fully equipped to take care of premature babies and sick neonates. The unit is directed by Dr Khalid Yunis. Faculty members also include Dr Nabil Mounla and Dr Lama Charafeddine and Dr Fawzi Maalouf. It is managed by close to 51 nursing staff with 2 nurse managers (one for each unit), and a medical
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)The NICU can accommodate up to 23 patients, fully equipped to take care of premature babies and sick neonates. The unit is directed by Dr Khalid Yunis. Faculty members also include Dr Nabil Mounla and Dr Lama Charafeddine and Dr Fawzi Maalouf. It is managed by close to 51 nursing staff with 2 nurse managers (one for each unit), and a medical
team including attending physicians, fellows, residents, interns and medical students. The unit includes highly specialized equipment and technologies, with an isolation room, a procedure room, and a special room dedicated for parents. The NICU has adopted an open policy where parents can stay permanently next to their babies, and participate in the rounds on their babies as they are considered as an integral part of the team.
Private Clinics Twenty-five of the faculty members in the department see patients in the private clinics. These include general pediatrics and subspecialty. The clinics operate five days per week throughout the year except on holidays. They are also open on two Saturdays per month. The pediatrics clinics are distributed among three locations, the Children’s Heart Center clinics in the main hospital building on 6th floor phase II, the Special Kids Clinic in building 23 groud floor with the multidicsciplinary team of therapists, and the general pediatrics clinics with the other subspecialties divided between building 23 ground floor and Sawwaf building 3rd floor.
Outpatient Department (OPD)The OPD includes ambulatory pediatric clinics, located on the sixth floor of the AUBMC building. The OPD, which is a major teaching facility for students and residents, receives patients from different areas in Lebanon and the region. The clinic teams work from 7:30 am till 5:00 pm daily. The unit is directed by Dr Durriyah Sinno, a general pediatrician and developmental specialist. It includes general pediatrics as well as subspecialty clinics, including but not limited to: pediatric endocrinology, neonatology, developmental behavioral pediatrics, infectious diseases, gastroenterology, nutrition, inborn errors of metabolism, neurology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, pediatric cardiology, psychiatry, pediatric pulmonology, genetics, pediatric allergy immunology and well-baby clinic. These specialties are distributed over the week according to a monthly schedule.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Step Down Unit (PICU/SDU)The PICU/SDU is on the sixth floor of the AUBMC building in the north section. The PICU is the place where the most acutely sick children are admitted until stabilization. The SDU is the area where less sick, but requiring continuous care and close follow-up, are admitted. The unit is staffed by three pediatric critical care specialists, Dr Marianne Majdalani (director), Dr Rana Sharara-Chami, and Dr Jana Assy. Other members include residents and fellows as well as the highly specialized nursing team.
General Pediatrics Floor (6 North) The general pediatrics Floor is located on the sixth floor of the Medical Center building and contains 29 inpatient beds. Dr Nadine Yazbeck is the medical director of 6 North. The team on 6N consists of the attending doctors, residents, students, nurses, dieticians, pharmacists and other paramedical staff.