Kids don’t stop being kids just because they’re sick!
Our goal at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital is to make hospitalization a positive and less stressful experience, - so children can be children. Children’s Hospital features an innovative floor plan that includes a playroom for our younger patients and a game room for our older patients.
According to the Child Life Council, child life specialists are child development experts who work to ensure that life remains as normal as possible for children in healthcare settings and other challenging environments. They promote effective coping through play, self-expression activities and age-appropriate medical preparation and education. As advocates of family-centered care, child life specialists work in partnership with doctors, nurses, social workers and others to meet the unique emotional, developmental and cultural needs of each child and family.