UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center
1250 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
6NW Pediatric Unit:
About Our Unit
Welcome to our inpatient Pediatric unit, 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.
Chase Child Life Program with specialists to help ease the stress of a hospital stay through play therapy and other age-appropriate techniques for children, adolescents and their families
Pediatric specialists (cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, etc.) available for consultations during hospitalizations
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.
Dr. James Lin
Unit Director / Manager
Amy Goldberg RN, MSN, CPNP, CNS, CPN (424) 259-8236
On-Duty Charge Nurse