Inpatient Children's Unit
Riverton Hospital is the only hospital in Utah to house a special pediatric unit operated by Primary Children's Hospital. That means your child can receive the world-class care Primary Children's is known for, closer to home, which will reduce travel time for you while your child is in the hospital and help you spend more time at your child's bedside.
Our 24-bed inpatient unit provides basic care for pediatric patients. In 2015, we admitted 1,500 patients to the unit. Children will need to travel to Primary Children's Hospital to receive care for more complex cases, but many conditions can be cared for here.
Primary Children's Outpatient Clinic
The physicians at our outpatient facility are the same ones who work with patients at the main Primary Children's campus. We provide the same quality care, expertise, and outstanding service at both facilities.
Our primary Children's Outpatient Clinic at Riverton has 29 clinical pediatric specialities including audiology, cardiology, dermatology, diabetes, ENT (ear, nose and throat), gastroenterology, genetics, nephrology, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonary services, plastic surgery, rheumatology, surgery, and urology.
The clinic also offers pediatric outpatient surgery, imaging, (radiology, MRI, ultrasound), EEG testing, a lab, and a pharmacy. The numbers show how many children we serve. In 2015 the Primary Children's Outpatient Clinic at Riverton performed 2,500 ambulatory surgeries, 5,000 outpatient lab tests, 2,500 X-rays, 2,500 ultrasounds, and 1,600 MRIs.
Our clinicians are specially trained to work with children, and include child-life specialists, dieticians, and social workers. We use equipment that's child-friendly. Our Pediatric imaging services use low-dose radiation to protect your child from overexposure.
Primary Children's Outpatient Rehabilitation
Our new outpatient rehabilitation department - which opened in 2016 - is designed to make therapy seem like child's play. Our playground, gyms, and therapy rooms have child-sized equipment and activities specially designed to help children develop their abilities.
Our staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists who are specifically trained to work with children and their families. We hosted 10,000 rehab visits in our first year in operation.
Therapy sessions are driven by the rehabilitation goals identified by the patient and parent that relate to current issues in the child's life. We give parents the skills they need to help their child learn today and continue learning over the course of their lifetime.