Children are special patients; for them, a few hours in a hospital bed can seem like days. That’s why Montefiore Nyack Hospital has created a Pediatrics Department that focuses on helping children and their families feel safe and comfortable throughout their stay. The Pediatrics Department is staffed by child-health experts, including hospitalists—pediatricians who specialize in the care of hospitalized children—and are available 24/7. In addition, there are toys, books, video games, and movies in a dedicated play area to keep children entertained.