Sunrise Children's Hospital
For more than three decades, Sunrise Children’s Hospital has been Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Sunrise Children's Hospital!!

Posted on 11/24/2011

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What are you thankful for?

Pediatric Oncology Department and Specialty Services

Posted on 11/22/2011

Cancer Survivor

Oncology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancerous tumors. While cancer is usually thought of as an adult disease, many infants and children also suffer from different types of cancers and debilitating diseases. Sunrise Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology and Special Services programs provide diagnosis and treatment for children with oncology, immune, and hematology disorders. In fact, our facility is the only dedicated pediatric oncology unit in the state of Nevada.

Our hospital is also a full member of the Children’s Oncology Group, or COG—a national organization devoted to the treatment of childhood cancers. After screening patients to identify their eligibility, we employ only the best therapeutic and research protocols to treat infants and children with oncology, hematology, and immune system disorders.  Some of the most common hematologic disorders include bone marrow failure syndromes, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytosis, and blood clotting disorders, such as hemostasis. Immune system disorders include leukemia, diabetes, asthma, and more serious immunodeficiency diseases, such as HIV and AIDS.

We not only utilize the most advanced, high-tech solutions, but we also employ nurses who have passed and maintain the Oncology Nursing Studies (ONS) certification exam and the pediatric version. This ensures that our team of nurses can efficiently care for children that require chemotherapy treatments and other therapeutic modalities associated with pediatric cancer treatments.

Our pediatric physicians and specially trained nurses with the Pediatric Oncology Department and Specialty Services at Sunrise Children's Hospital are devoted to providing the best diagnostic and treatment options for your family’s needs. Learn about your child’s risk for certain immune disorders or cancers by visiting our website or by contacting us at (702) 731-5437 today.

The Funniest Flu Video Ever!

Posted on 11/9/2011

HCA interviews the flu. Check it out!

The Sunny Babies Program at Sunrise Children's Hospital

Posted on 11/1/2011

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Here at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we understand that early and continuous prenatal care is a crucial component to insuring the future health of you and your baby. As one of the leading children’s hospitals in the nation, our Sunny Babies Program (formally Baby Your Baby) to encourages pregnant women to seek prenatal care as early in the first trimester as possible.

Early prenatal care reduces the likelihood of a number of conditions, including:

  • Preeclampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Premature birth
  • Low birth weight
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
  • Metabolic disorders in infants
  • Structural defects in infants, including spina bifida, cleft palate, congenital dislocated hip, and clubfoot
  • Multifactorial birth defects, including congenital heart defects, cleft lip, and neural tube defects

The Sunny Babies program offers a number of services, including helping parents:

  • Find a physician so they can obtain early and continuous prenatal care
  • Register for free childbirth classes at any one of Sunrise Health’s facilities, including Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital, and MountainView Hospital
  • Pre-register deliveries at one of Sunrise Health’s Hospitals
  • Apply for Medicaid and identify financial assistance programs

Sunrise Children’s Hospital has been providing exceptional prenatal and pediatric care to Las Vegas residents for the past three decades. Let us help you and your child live a healthy, happy life. Visit our website for more information on our prenatal services, children’s emergency care, NICU, and much more. Contact us online or call (702) 731-5437 to schedule a prenatal consultation.

Sunrise Children's Hospital Would Like to Wish You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Posted on 10/31/2011


As you and your family enjoy the holiday, be sure to remember these Halloween safety tips!

General Halloween Safety

  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

Keep it Healthy

  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped, or suspicious items.
  • Try to ration treats for the days following Halloween.

Pumpkin Carving

  • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Instead, encourage children to draw a face with markers, and have an adult handle the actual carving. Children can also lend a hand by scooping out the pumpkin seeds with a spoon.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin.
  • If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and should never be left unattended.

Halloween Home Safety

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes, and lawn decorations from the porch and front yard.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

Trick-or-Treat Trail

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on.

*Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters to:

  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

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