If your child is admitted to St. Mary’s
Parents and guardians are welcome 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We encourage one parent to “room in” with your child to increase your child’s comfort and ease your anxiety. We also provide a complementary meal for you at mealtimes if you choose to stay with your child. Other adults can visit between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Siblings and other children under the age of 14 should visit only with permission from your child’s physician and the nursing staff. Family members may not accompany children into surgery, but may stay with their child before surgery and during post-anesthesia recovery.
Staff members and specialists are dedicated to working with your child’s physicians to provide compassionate, age-appropriate care in a friendly healing environment. St. Mary’s staff understands how upsetting a hospital visit can be to your child – and to you – and works to communicate clearly and calmly, to control pain, and to give comfort and reassurance to both your child and you.