Pediatric Unit Expectations

What You Can Expect From Us

We will...

  • Provide quality and compassionate care for your child and your family.
  • Provide an environment that is safe and secure.
  • Always introduce ourselves.
  • Treat you and your family with respect and confidentiality.
  • Answer questions about your child’s care quickly, correctly and honestly.
  • Listen, value your input and include you as part of the team.
  • Provide clean surroundings for your child.
  • Provide play activities for your child, including bedside toy activities and access to the playroom when possible.
  • Provide sleeping arrangements for one parent or guardian to stay with your child overnight.
  • Supply your child with special services, as needed (for example, a dietitian or chaplain).

What We Would Like From You


  • Ask questions about your child’s illness and medical treatment.
  • Inform us of any special needs your child may have, such as dietary and sleeping needs.
  • Alert us to problems so that we might make your child’s stay more comfortable.
  • Alert us if your child is in need of pain relief or has discomfort of any kind.
  • Allow us to assist you when you need help.
  • Label things from home (such as, blankets, pillows, games, bath items) and help keep the room neat.
  • Remove personal items from the shower or tub rooms after your use.
  • Respect hospital policies that are for the safety of your child and others.
  • Be considerate to other patients and visitors and respect the visitation policy.
  • Keep the noise level down (especially at night) so that you will not disturb other patients.

We understand that having a child hospitalized may be a very stressful time for the family. Our pediatric team will do everything we can to be helpful and supportive during this time.

Drink extra fluids throughout pregnancy to help your body keep up with the increases in your blood volume. It is important to drink at least six to eight glasses of water, fruit juice or milk each day.