The seventh floor is home to our Neuroscience Institute, which is recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Our board-certified neuroscientists are specially trained to treat kids with the most complex neurological conditions.
Le Bonheur is home to a National Association of Epilepsy Centers Level IV Accredited Epilepsy comprehensive epilepsy program, one of only a few in the United States. For children with seizures, the technology allows our team to record, diagnose and determine an individualized treatment plan for your child.
Our pediatric neuropsychologists are licensed mental health professionals with broad knowledge of brain-behavior relationships. They have extensive training working with children and administer tests that comprehensively evaluate your child’s thinking and behavior.
More than 35 specially trained registered nurses staff the Neuroscience unit. They are trained to take care of a full range of conditions including brain tumors, epilepsy, craniofacial disorders, head injuries, Muscular Dystrophy, Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and others.
Once the diagnostic process is complete, our team of epilepsy specialists analyzes each child’s results during a weekly conference. This ensures that each child receives a comprehensive medical opinion. Treatment options are then presented to the family.
The art that hangs in the hallways on the seventh floor are part of Le Bonheur’s extensive children’s art collection. In 2009, before the new hospital opened, more than 3,500 children from across the region donated artwork to bring cheer to patients and their families.
A playroom for patients, siblings and young family members is located on the unit. Stocked with games and toys, the room helps children pass the time.
Part of Child Life, our pet therapy program allows patients and their families the opportunity to interact with a trained therapy animal. Pet therapy is used to increase patient motivation and promote therapeutic goals
Near the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), we have a specially designed playroom that creates a safe space for children with epilepsy. The room includes wireless monitoring, cameras, soft cornered furniture and rubber flooring.
Just like other patient floors in the hospital, the seventh floor has a family room for family members and guests to gather and relax.