“What does that do, Mom?”
Big machines. Long hallways. Uncomfortable tests. Lots of people. From a child’s perspective, any hospital can be an intimidating place. But at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, a very special group of people teach children about what to expect during a hospital visit. Here, certified child life specialists make sure that your child feels as safe, comfortable and knowledgeable as possible.
How we help
Child life specialists help your child and your family understand what a test or procedure involves. We also explain the illness or injury in ways a child can understand. For example, while we’re waiting for a test to begin, we can offer activities that entertain and educate. So while your child is playing, he or she will also be learning about the hospital visit.
We are trained in a wide variety of areas and work in many areas of the hospital. So when your child asks, “What does that do?,” you’ll know where to find the answer. More
Child Life Services 570-271-5661
Just for kids, these Web pages describe the room, nursing unit and all we do to make your child feel better. Take a look!
Visit a four-footed friend
Or a special dog can visit your child—right here in the hospital! More