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Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center

Expert Pediatric Care for Life

Children who come to Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center enjoy a very important advantage. Our pediatric specialists provide a full range of expert care that begins at birth and doesn't end when children grow up.

Our young patients move seamlessly to adult specialists, so they can have a lifetime of uninterrupted care. Parents with children who have chronic conditions enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that their children's special medical needs will have the attention they require throughout life.

A Full Range of Specialties

The dedicated pediatric specialists at Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center are highly skilled and experienced in more than a dozen disciplines. They collaborate to provide the highest level of care from diagnosis to treatment, through recovery and continuing specialized care if needed. Our specialists work closely with family pediatricians, keeping them informed so they can continue to provide excellent care.

Children and families see specialists in a dedicated kid-friendly outpatient center. Our pediatric specialty clinics include:

For hospital care, Cedars-Sinai has a pediatric inpatient unit supported by a world-class neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit.

An Oasis for Children and Families

A child's oasis within Cedars-Sinai, the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center offers a kid-friendly, family-nurturing environment. Our center is just the right size to ensure highly personalized care. Schooling and activities help make a hospital stay more comfortable.

  • NICU Good Beginnings helps families of newborns hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit through support groups, education and counseling.
  • Family-centered care ensures that parents play a vital role in working with medical professionals to promote the health and wellbeing of their infants.
  • Child Life Services helps children and teenagers minimize the stress of hospitalization through age-appropriate activities and support.
  • NICU Graduates Support Group keeps families informed and connected as they establish normal routines.

Featured in the summer 2012 issue of Catalyst, Photographer Rick Nahmias captures the lifesaving work of the pediatrics program at Cedars-Sinai's Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center.

Advanced Care and Technology

Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center is supported by one of Southern California's largest neonatal intensive care units and a pediatric intensive care unit. These units qualify Cedars-Sinai for designation by the California Department of Public Health as a pediatric critical care center. Children who come to Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center also benefit from all the skills, technology and research of a major academic medical center.

BabyTime brings newborns the most soothing sound they can hear their: mothers' voices. This lets new moms bond with their babies when they can't be together.

Reaching Out to the Community

Keeping children healthy throughout our community is a vital mission of the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center. Through COACH for Kids®, the center's two mobile medical units provide no-cost health and social services to underserved communities across 28 Los Angeles ZIP codes.