For Parents

Your Child's Hospital Stay

photoGolisano Children's Hospital is committed to providing exceptional and compassionate care to children and their families at every step during their hospital stay. Our goal is to work with you as a team, keep you involved and always be responsive to your child's health care needs.

There's no way around it: Bringing your child to the hospital is stressful for the whole family whether the trip is for an outpatient procedure or a hospital stay, a planned visit or an emergency. Parents often have as many questions as the children do. Many of these questions fall in the following areas. However, if you still have questions you can ask your child’s own doctor or nurse. Or you may call the Child Life Department at (585) 275-9878.

We are Here to Help You and Your Family Through A Hospital Stay
The Child Life Specialists at Golisano Children’s Hospital are available to help children and families prepare for and cope with the health care experience. We provide pre-admission tours and opportunities for play, self-expression and support. To contact a Child Life Specialist, please ask your nurse, or call the Child Life Office (585) 275-9878.

Our Pediatric Social Workers are an integral part of your child's health care team. Social workers are available to help your child and your family cope with stress, solve problems, make decisions and connect you to supportive hospital programs. Social work services are available throughout your child's hospital stay 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your nurse can assist you in reaching a social worker. Because continuity of care is important to you and us, we'll make every effort to have the same social worker support you throughout your child's care.

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Watch as some of our young patients talk about their experiences at Golisano Children's Hospital.

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