Somkiat "Sam" Sopontammarak, MD examines Justin Smith, the first patient in the new Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic.
Beacom Castle Room
Schoeneman Infusion Center
(Sioux Falls, SD) – Sanford Children's Specialty Clinic physicians and staff began seeing patients today in their new location inside the new Sanford Children's Hospital on the Sanford USD Medical Center Campus in Sioux Falls, SD. The clinic, housed on the ground floor of Sanford Children's Hospital at 1600 W. 22nd Street, incorporates the castle-like theme of the new children’s hospital. This is evidenced in the Beacom Castle Room and Dykhouse Welcome Center family spaces, its 38 exam rooms and a dedicated area for pediatric cancer patients and their families called the Schoeneman Infusion Center. The clinic is supported by on-site labs, nutrition and radiology, as well as a pharmacy and pediatric physical rehabilitation center.
Whimsical creatures, such as a waving raccoon and smiling bear, help children find the appropriate hallway for their clinic visit. Each of the five hallways in the clinic have a different animal at the end of the hallway, along with a different color throughout the floors and doorways, to help patients and families know they are in the right place for their visit. Exam and procedure rooms for the various pediatric specialties in the clinic are grouped together in respective hallways for convenience for patients and staff. For example, there is a cardiology hallway decorated in orange and a developmental/neurology hallway decorated in blue.
“Having a wide scope of specialists all in one location means patients can be treated quickly and efficiently, “said H. Eugene Hoyme, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sanford Children’s Hospital. “We are a tight-knit group of physicians. If I need to consult with another pediatric subspecialist, I can just walk down the hall. This new clinic is also tailored to children with its unique design and artwork.”
The clinic is staffed with a team of pediatric subspecialty physicians in more than 20 different medical disciplines. These pediatric specialists are supported by teams of pediatric nurses, therapists, dietitians, clinical pharmacist, social workers, and child life specialists. Physicians and staff at Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic provide eight specialty clinics, such as Down syndrome Clinic and Spina Bifida Clinic, on a regular basis for patients.
As a part of the Sanford Children’s Hospital, the Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic is dedicated to providing pediatric patients the highest quality of care in an environment that comforts and reassures children, along with supporting families, during the healing process.
Sanford Children’s Specialty Clinic can now be reached at (605) 312-1000 or 1-800-850-0064.