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Lauren Small Children's Center

The Lauren Small Children's Center provides care to countless pediatric patients.  The PICU, NICU and the acute care Bolthouse Family Pediatrics Department offer specialized services that our children need.  The Lauren Small Children's Center is changing the face of healthcare for the children of Kern County.

The Lauren Small Children's Center at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, includes:

  •  Eight bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU); the only PICU in the southern San Joaquin Valley
  •  35 bed pediatric acute care unit 
  •  31 bed Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  •  Family Care Unit
  •  High Risk Infant Follow-Up Clinic
  •  The Helen Taylor Cobbs Children's Healing Garden
  •  Ronald McDonald House


OPENING IN 2017:The Robert A. Grimm Children's Pavilion for Emergency Services; an emergency department just for pediatric patients!

Opportunities for support inlcude:

  •  Monetary gifts from individuals, businesses and service groups.
  •  Children's Miracle Network Hospitals events in our community.
  •  Non-monetary donations of toys, games and entertainment items for the Pediatrics Department. Click here for a list of guidelines and suggested items. (pdf)

Bakersfield Memorial Hospital Foundation is committed to fundraising for the benefit of the Lauren Small Children's Center.