Welcome to our inpatient Pediatric Unit

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
6NW Pediatric Unit:
(424) 259-9620

About Our Unit


The inpatient Pediatric unit is a 25-bed facility that provides patient-centered care to pediatric patients and their families.

Our multidisciplinary pediatric care team, which includes pediatricians, specialty care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, childlife specialists and other health care professionals, delivers world-class medical treatment in a compassionate, patient-focused environment.

The Unit is Santa Monica’s only inpatient pediatrics unit for children who require hospital care, and is staffed by faculty from UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation.

The Unit is also home to the UCLA Daltrey/Townshend Teen and Young Adult Cancer Program, which provides specialized medical care and social support for adolescents with cancer. Teens with cancer stay in a separate area on the unit so that they can benefit from peer support as they undergo treatment. Other services provided to these patients include support groups, age-specific activities, and a separate lounge with computers, music and video games.

The unit is also staffed by specialists from the Chase Child Life Program who are trained to help ease the stress of a hospital stay through play therapy and other age-appropriate techniques for children, adolescents and their families.

Other Pediatric Services

  • We have taken our pediatric program to the next level. We now offer a full spectrum of care for children. We are here for your children if you ever need us.
  • Our Nethercutt Emergency Department is the only designated "Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics" in Santa Monica.
  • Our high-tech, high-touch Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides advanced care to premature newborns and other high-risk infants.
  • Our 25-bed Pediatrics Unit is Santa Monica's only inpatient pediatrics unit for children who require hospital care.
  • Both the NICU and Pediatrics Unit are staffed by faculty from UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, which is ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation.

Preparing for Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Other kid-friendly services include:

Additional Information

Visitor Guidelines

Visitors can be good medicine! We encourage family and friends to visit, but request that you respect the comfort and confidentiality of other patients by limiting visitors to two at a time and keeping noise levels to a minimum. Due to space constraints, we allow patients to have one overnight visitor.

Children under age 12 are only permitted with a supervising parent or adult and may not be left unattended.

Please do not visit if you have a cold, cough, fever or the flu, or any other potentially contagious condition.

To protect the health and safety of our patients, visitors may occasionally be asked to wear personal protective equipment such as gowns, gloves or masks. If you have any questions, please consult your nurse.

Telephone and Internet
The phone number for your room should be posted. To make a call, dial "8" to get an outside line or "0" for the operator if making a toll call. Visitors must respect other patients' privacy by staying inside your room during visits and limiting their cell phone use to your room or a waiting area.

Wireless-enabled Internet service is available in your room. Please ask your nurse for access-code information or assistance.

Contact information:

Medical Director
Dr. James Lin

Unit Director / Manager
Amy Goldberg RN, MSN, CPNP, CNS, CPN (424) 259-8236

On-Duty Charge Nurse
(424) 259-9640