Saratoga Pediatric Subacute

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Saratoga Pediatric Subacute

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Saratoga Pediatric Subacute (SPS) is Northern California’s original provider of pediatric sub-acute care. Certified by CMS as a five-star facility, SPS provides 24-hour nursing and respiratory therapy to children age 0-21 years. All of our licensed staff are PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified and specially trained to treat catastrophically injured and severely disabled children.


Children are typically referred to SPS from NICU, PICU, or ICU wards of regional hospitals once their care has stabilized and they no longer need an acute level of care. The median sub-acute stays at SPS is three years, although much shorter or longer stays may be medically necessary for some patients. Children are referred to SPS by major hospitals throughout Northern California, including CHoNC Pediatric Hospital, Lucille Packard Women & Children’s Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, UC Davis Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Valley Children’s Hospital, and hospitals that belong to the Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente, and Sutter Health systems, among others. SPS accepts most insurance coverage, including Medi-Cal, Medi-Cal managed care, private pay, and commercial coverage.


Conditions Treated Include:
• Complex Congenital Syndromes
• Complications Due to Premature Birth
• Short Gut Syndrome
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Spinal Cord Injury
• Moyotonic Dystrophies
• Encephalopathy
• Complex Airway
• Complex Neurological and Muscular Disorders

Procedures Performed at SPS Include:
• Central Line/ Pic Line
• Catheter Irrigation
• Iliostomie
• Gastrostomy
• Wound Care

Medications & Treatments Include:
• TPN/Lipids
• Remodulin
• Baclofen Pump
• IV Therapies
• IPV/Vest Therapies
• Nebulizer & VAP

Saratoga Pediatric Subacute also provides Respite Care & Overnight Services. You can learn more on our Respite Program page.


SPS employs Licensed Social Workers who can help guide families through the admission process, and help prepare them for long-term care of their children. SPS helps parents learn the skills necessary to safely bring their child home, or can refer families to the appropriate level of care following discharge. When needed, SPS staff can help arrange for nearby lodging. SPSs clinical care team provides extraordinary care in a warm, supportive, and peaceful environment that is tailored to the needs of our medically fragile children.

CHONC works closely with referring hospitals to ensure that the children entrusted to us receive timely and appropriate care in an evidence-based environment. Our patient-care programs are designed to eliminate re-admissions by implementing care programs that keep children healthy and stable, and our policies and procedures are closely aligned with referring partners to reduce costly and dangerous re-admissions.