Call A Nurse For Children Offers Health Care Advice For Parents After Hours

Experienced Registered Nurses Offering Parents Help After Hours

Webster, TX  — Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce a new service for parents called the Call‐A‐Nurse for Children program. The new phone service will begin on Friday, September 12th. It is designed to help parents get information about their sick child during times when physicians’ offices are traditionally closed. Parents will be able to call and speak to a registered nurse Monday‐Friday from 5:00 p.m. ‐ 8:00 a.m. and around‐the‐clock on weekends and on major holidays.

"We recognize the need for parents to be able to talk to a professional healthcare provider when a child is sick or injured," says Stephen K. Jones, CEO, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. "The Call‐A‐Nurse for Children program connects parents to an experienced Registered Nurse who can help evaluate a child’s health problem and offer appropriate suggestions."

Registered nurses participating in the program follow approved pediatric protocols and pediatric triage guidelines. They will be able to help parents know whether a child needs to be seen immediately and if there are some measures the parent can do at home to relieve symptoms.

Parents will be able to utilize the program starting on Friday, September 12, 2014 by calling 281-672-KIDS (5437).

About Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center is a full-service hospital offering inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and specialty services. The campus includes The Heart & Vascular Hospital, Breast Diagnostic Center, Wound Care Center, a level III Neonatal ICU, the area’s only Pediatric Emergency Department and Pediatric ICU, and a comprehensive range of services for patients of all ages. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center employs more than 2,500 medical professionals and has served the community for more than 40 years. In 2013, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center invested $92 million in an expansion and renovation project that enhanced services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. For more information, call 281-332-2511 or visit online at www.clearlakermc.com. For the latest news and updates, visit our website at www.clearlakermc.com or stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 12 hospitals, 8 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center, which provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.