We believe in a family-centered approach to care: Our focus is on forming a partnership with your family to meet the needs of the child.

How extensive is Pediatech Nursing’s pediatric experience?

Our founder was Master’s prepared as a Nurse Clinician with 45 years total neonatal and pediatric experience. Her registered nursing experience includes over 21 years managing a pediatric home care agency in Minnesota while promoting optimal health for children through leadership, advocacy, and education.  Sadly, Larraine passed away in April of 2016.  Her legacy lives on through the agency and staff that trained and worked along side her.

Our Director of Clinical Services has 23 years of experience in complex extended hours pediatric home care field work and management. She is an experienced Doctor of Nursing practice, Nurse practitioner, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse.  She has a direct line to our Physician Medical Director Dr. Stephen Kurachek co-founder of Children’s Respiratory and Critical Care Specialists, and Covid -19 Literature expert.  Dr. Kurachek collaborates with our management team to come up with the safest policies or solutions for your child and family.  Your child’s safety, skilled cares, and well being are our first priority.  Dr. Kurachek has been treating and managing medically complex children for over 40 years.  He completed his fellowship at Harvard University and is board certified in multiple specialties – Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine.  Dr. Kurachek has been recognized as one of the top Home Care Managing Doctors in the country and nominated as a “Top Doctor” by his peers.  At Pediatech, we believe your child deserves this level of intellectual power and expertise collaborating to produce company policy, procedure, and operational methods.

Are all nurses CPR, tracheostomy and ventilator trained?

All nurses are required to maintain certification in American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR. Pediatech nurses receive extensive education and orientation. Classroom education, written training  materials,  and one-to-one mentoring in patient homes combine to ensure they are  appropriately prepared to provide excellent care. Ventilator training is  provided through a local DME company.

Does the agency conduct background checks?
Definitely. To maintain the safety of our patients, background, criminal, and credential checks are completed before a nurse works in any patient home. The mandatory state background check also known as Netstudy 2.0, which includes finger printing comparison to a criminal database, is completed before our nurses work with patients.

What type of license does the agency have?
Pediatech Nursing maintains Minnesota Home Care Comprehensive licensure. The agency recognizes the value of accreditation and its employees have past experience with the accreditation process, including periodic surveys and audits.  As a new agency, Pediatech Nursing is in the process of pursuing Joint Commission deemed status including Medicare Certification.

Who oversees the agency to ensure it practices safe care?

The agency complies with the standards of the Minnesota Department of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is continually working toward meeting the standards of The Joint Commission with particular attention to the areas of safety, infection control and quality of care.

Does the agency have a patient/family Bill of Rights?

Yes. The Bill of Rights will be reviewed with you at the beginning of home care services and annually by the clinical management nurse. A copy of the Bill of Rights is available on the website under the “Families” tab.

Is the agency available 24/7 for all cases to guide care and answer questions?

Yes. Our nurses operate with full clinical support and supervision to ensure delivery of the highest quality patient care. We highly value such support for both our nurses and families. At Pediatech Nursing, families and nursing staff are never alone with 24/7 support.

Can a caregiver take my child to the doctor or to school?

Pediatech nurses can accompany patients to physician appointments, school, and other venues, but they may not provide transportation with their own vehicle or a patient family vehicle. Nurses will work with parents, teachers, school administrators and others to develop a family-specific transportation plan.

We live in the country; how far are you willing to travel?

Although our office is located in Minnetonka, we will travel to any area in Minnesota where a patient lives and hire nurses specifically in the area.

Family Links:

Resources For Families

Home Care Patient Bill of Rights

Injury Prevention Plan