We serve pediatric patients of all ages, from day-old infants 18-year-olds
in our 25-bed pediatric unit, with age-appropriate care and sensitivity
for each child’s individual needs.
Our board-certified hospital-based pediatricians are in the hospital 24
hours a day, available to provide ongoing care for your child. In addition,
our in-house physicians work closely with each child's primary pediatrician,
to ensure an optimal continuum of care.
Contact the Pediatrics Department with any questions at (626) 397-5144.
Meet your Care Team
The prestigious Huntington Hospital team consists of a full array of specially
trained pediatric experts including neonatologists, intensivists, house-based
pediatricians, pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, a dedicated social
worker, child-life specialist and pediatric general surgeons.
House-based pediatricians include:
Dr. Ernie Maldonado
Medical Director, Pediatric Hospitalists
Dr. Cathy McElveen
Dr. Deborah Gever
Dr. Samantha Cha
Physician Directory to find more pediatricians.
We offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures
for children. We have a dedicated team of expert pediatric surgeons and
pediatric anesthesiologists to ensure the highest quality care.
We established a collaboration in pediatric medicine with Shriners Hospitals
for Children® – Southern California. Shriners is a world-renowned
leader in pediatric subspecialty care, treating patients with orthopedic
conditions (including those with hand disorders and those requiring prosthetics
and orthotics), as well as burn scars and cleft lip/palate.
our partnership, Shriners surgeons perform inpatient pediatric procedures at our hospital.
Patients experience the many benefits of our advanced care environment,
and receive postsurgical care from our expert clinical team, in collaboration
with Shriners surgeons.
Pediatric Support Services
We offer a variety of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services
Our Pet Therapy volunteers are available many times a week, bringing their
furry friends to the pediatric unit to help alleviate stress and anxiety.
To see a video about our Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) program, click here.
Providing child appropriate toys, video games and interventions to ease
your child's stay in the hospital.
Dietary & Nutritional Services
Specialized pediatric nutritionists attend daily rounds to ensure optimal
nutrition for healing and recovery.
Available to help with a wide variety of psychosocial needs for our families
during a time of crisis.
Our sophisticated diagnostics include ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, interventional
radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy and broncoscopy services.
Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy
We offer a full range of therapy services with therapists who work closely
with parents and caregivers to develop care programs for children, and
to help ensure ongoing services.
We are fortunate to have volunteers come to our pediatric unit and provide
comfort with sound, including a harpist!
Asthma Education & Management
Huntington Hospital’s community asthma classes are designed from
the National Institute of Health (NIH) guidelines. The classes help to
decrease emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and missing work or
school. For more information, click
A special satellite pharmacy provides outstanding expertise in pediatric
For more information, please call (626) 397-5144.