Skilled Care for Infants to Help Them Thrive
ChildServe’s Post-NICU Rehabilitation program helps infants and children improve early development. We offer intensive medical and nursing services, and care coordination by a whole team of pediatric specialists on our inpatient. Our team members are experienced in working with complex medical issues including complications of premature birth. As children reach their health goals, we support them by coordinating with outpatient or community services for a smooth transition to home.
The nursery at ChildServe‘s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit offers a family-centered healing environment to help babies continue to grow, develop and gain strength while having access to the same specialized equipment and care teams available in a NICU setting.
Why choose ChildServe?
ChildServe’s Post-NICU Rehab program has one of the only two board-certified pediatric rehab doctors in Iowa, Fred Klingbeil“Dr. Fred,” as many ChildServe kids call him, provides expert rehabilitation and medical management of children with special healthcare needs. As the only board-certified pediatric rehab doctor in Iowa, Dr. Fred’s years of experience and knowledge in pediatric care are a valuable resource.
, MD, who treats children in the inpatient and outpatient programs.
in pediatrics, brain injury, and inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Who We Serve
Feeding tube dependence
We Know Kids
Expert Medical Care
technology. Our VitalStimVitalStim is a research-backed technology which includes electrical stimulation of the swallowing muscles. Combining VitalStim with traditional therapy allows clinicians to strengthen muscles and restore function faster, and helps the brain remap the swallow. Visit VitalStim for more information. and FEESSTFEESST stands for Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing with Sensory Testing. The FEESST is an alternative to the X-ray test of swallowing that uses a specifically designed endoscope in order to assess both the sensory and motor components of the swallow.
technology allow us to evaluate and improve the swallow to increase oral feeding ability. As children return to health and transition home, our medical team trains parents regarding any feeding equipment, care needs, or dietary instructions.
We Care about Families
Our Team of Pediatric Specialists
Licensed Practical Nurse
Certified Pediatric Nurse
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
To make a referral or request information, call our Access Specialist at 515-331-8106, or email email@example.com.
How are services authorized and funded?
Program costs are authorized and funded through commercial insurance and Iowa Medicaid. Specific fees will be discussed during the intake/admission process.
Where are services provided?
Post-NICU Rehab inpatient services are offered as part of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Program at ChildServe within our Johnston location.
When are services provided?
Post-NICU Rehab services are available inpatient 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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ChildServe Center - Johnston
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.