The Recreation Center is at the core of our Pediatric Day Hospital community. Staffed by child life specialists and trained volunteers, the Recreation Center features many activity areas designed with young children in mind.
All of our pediatric programming is conducted daily both in the Recreation Center and at patients' bedsides.
Richard O'Reilly, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Service, takes a moment to speak with one of his patients on the Inpatient Unit.
Designed with the latest medical technology, the Pediatric Observation Unit accommodates patients in need of advanced care. Each room includes sleeping arrangements for a family member and ample space for bedside treatment.
All of the furniture in the Recreation Center is on wheels, allowing staff to reconfigure the room's arrangement for multiple uses.
The spacious exam suites allow one or both parents to be present with the patient during examinations.
Artwork is placed throughout the entire Pediatric Pavilion, creating pleasant surprises at every turn.
Patients and families are encouraged to add personalized touches, like special signs and notes, creating a home-away-from-home atmosphere.
On the Inpatient Unit, patients can receive physical and occupational therapy, sometimes without even being aware that therapy is taking place. Here, a patient and an occupational therapist operate a motorized toy vehicle through the hallway.
In the Pediatric Day Hospital exam suites, session assistants and other administrative staff are in a central location, allowing information to be easily shared between patients and the medical staff.
Receiving treatment throughout the day in the Pediatric Day Hospital, patients and their family members are given a private room equipped with high-speed Internet connections, a flat-screen TV, a VCR, and a DVD/CD player.
The Recreation Center is home to our glass feature wall, which merges art with technology. The wall has lights in it that change throughout the day with the movements of patients and staff.
The nurses' station, located in the middle of the Inpatient Unit, is a constant hub of activity for the medical staff.
The day never gets boring in the Recreation Center, where there are four different video stations, a teen room equipped with its own computers, videos, and flat screen TV, and Microsoft Xboxes and Nintendo Wiis.
Skylights in the bed area of the Pediatric Day Hospital allow plenty of natural light and views of the new Zuckerman Research Building across the street.