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We’re your bridge between hospital and home

As a pediatric bridge hospital, Ranken Jordan helps kids from birth to 21 who are well enough to leave a traditional hospital but still need help before they go home. Located in the heart of the Midwest, we specialize in caring for children and families with the most complex conditions, illnesses and injuries and bridge the gap between hospital and home.

Every inch of our state-of-the-art facility was designed with children in mind. Our ultimate goal is to help children heal physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally, so they can return home safely. Inspired by the children and families we serve, we offer hope and strength for brighter futures.

Care Beyond the Bedside

We focus on letting kids be kids as a vital part of their healing

Our bright, child-centered 60-bed facility and positive, nurturing environment are the backdrop for inspiring stories that happen every day at Ranken Jordan. It starts with our innovative Care Beyond the Bedside model. This model encourages children to engage with others in our colorful, light-filled common areas. In fact, our kids spend about 70 percent of their waking hours outside their rooms.

Our Care Beyond the Bedside model lets children heal through play because we know that playtime is natural for kids and promotes healing, learning and growing.

To encourage play and movement, Ranken Jordan has an outdoor, barrier-free sports field, two putting greens, garden areas, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, a rock climbing wall, a pool and an art room. We also offer a teen room where kids can hang out, play video games, and just be themselves.

In addition, our medical equipment is mobile so we can administer medications wherever the child is receiving therapy, playing or socializingAnd the dining room is shared so kids can interact with each other rather than eating alone in bed.  

At Ranken Jordan, the lines between play and therapy are blurred. In addition to receiving individualized intensive therapy, a typical day for a child at Ranken Jordan may include petting a therapy dog, cozying up with a book in the reading nook, playing music, dancing, painting a picture, visiting a community restaurant, playing golf on the six-hole putting green, or hitting a home run on the diamond.

The opportunities for playful activities are endless at Ranken Jordan as kids learn to be more independent on the pathway to going home.

Every detail of care is carefully considered to ensure children’s success at home. We prepare families to go home with the appropriate devices and equipment as well as the skills necessary to care for their child. We are also committed to helping families connect with resources for everything from education to transportation as well as outpatient programs and services.

The YES Team

An experienced team brings passion and positivity

Our passionate, motivated team members, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social work/care coordination and child life specialists, partner with children and their families to encourage progress through individualized treatments and approaches. We are leaders and innovators in providing a complete continuum of care.

Every day, the children at Ranken Jordan are encircled by positive encouragement. Our team embodies the philosophy of YES: YES, you can play and socialize while you’re on a ventilator. YES, you can go play outside. YES, you can do this.

Our collective approach is “What would it take to …?” vs. “we can’t.” This positive philosophy leads to breakthroughs, continued innovations and better outcomes for the incredible kids we care for.

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