By Guest Blogger Dr. Robert Poth, Chief of Pediatrics, UNC Regional Physicians

Tis the season … the flu season that is! Flu season is upon us and unfortunately complications from the flu will lead to far too many children, especially children with chronic health conditions such as asthma, needing to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. The good news is that High Point Regional has a brand new Inpatient Pediatric Unit that can provide your child with the care they need close to home.

12045238_10153640373959826_1938846764599845173_o“High Point Regional is known for the exceptional treatment patients receive and we are excited that we can provide that same level of treatment for our pediatric patients,” said Rob Poth, MD, Chief of Pediatrics at High Point Regional. “By adding an inpatient pediatric unit, we are expanding the care we offer to our community and our children can receive the care they need close to home without additional stress or inconvenience from traveling.”

If your child needs to be admitted, you can now take advantage of exceptional care close to your home. During your child’s hospital stay, highly skilled clinicians will be involved in their care. As a team, the pediatric caregivers will help make decisions about your child’s condition and adjust treatment to best suit their needs.

Dr. Poth and EdithThe brightly colored, under-the-sea theme, child-friendly space features six private patient rooms for overnight hospital stays, complete with wall murals created by Jeremy Sams, a local artist.

The scope of services provided on the Inpatient Pediatric Unit includes the acute disease management of asthma, infectious disease; such as influenza, viral meningitis, dehydration, hematology and diagnostic medical issues.

“We are always looking for ways to better serve our families at High Point Regional,” said Ernie Bovio, President/CEO of High Point Regional. “With our team of pediatric specialists, families can expect exceptional care and a healing environment designed for children right here in our community.”

High Point Regional_Blue-01The Inpatient Pediatric Unit is funded by contributions from generous donors to the High Point Regional Health Foundation.

For questions regarding the new Inpatient Pediatric unit, contact (336) 878-6888 or visit


*Sponsored by High Point Regional