Give a Gift
A gift of toys, games or activity supplies can make a big difference to children and families spending time in the hospital. Our donation process might look different due to COVID-19, but you can still drop off toys by Dec. 16 to support patient families.
Masking and Updated Visitor Guidelines
Effective Tuesday, May 19, patients are limited to one visitor for outpatient visits and procedures and two visitors for inpatient care. Inpatient visitors will undergo temperature screens.
All outpatient and inpatient visitors over the age of 2 will be provided a hospital-grade mask to wear for the duration of their visit.
Preparing Kids for COVID-19 Swabs
The COVID-19 swab is different from anything many of us have ever experienced, and advance preparation can help make the test less scary for kids. Here are some tips for parents.
The Art of Showing up for a Holiday During a Pandemic
If there’s one thing we know about COVID-19, it’s that long holiday weekends lead to COVID-19 spikes. It’s important to start conversations early this year so we can honor family traditions while preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Wear Your Support of Children’s Mental Health
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Every Story Matters
“I had a son that was in this NICU for 5 months. I was in school at the time, wanted to be a teacher. But being here – I changed my whole profession. Here, you care about the kids so much, it’s like they become your own kids. We had one little guy who was here for about a year, he needed a transplant. I was home when they called me from work – he got his heart on my birthday. Pretty good gift.”
“Recently there was a family that moved here from Uganda and speaks no English, and the child has needed a lot of therapy and appointments. So there’s been a lot of rewards in helping this family get to what they need to do. And they’re very appreciative, so I think seeing them navigate the system makes it even better.”
“This is a scary time for kids and parents. I was scared too when the pandemic started! But we’ve learned how to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and how to keep families safe when they visit our urgent care centers and emergency department.”