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Your Child's Visit

Get informed about what to expect, what information you need to bring, and what resources are available to you and your child as a patient at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital.

Whether your child is in the hospital for a critical illness or injury, an operation, a medical evaluation or a diagnostic test, it can spark anxiety in both you and your child - an emotion which can inhibit healing and create additional stress.

Combat this anxiety by being prepared and staying informed about what to expect, what you need to bring, and what resources are available to you and your child during his or her stay at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital .

To assist you with some of your questions, the following links will provide you with general information about what to expect during a visit to our hospital. You may also download a copy of our patient guide for additional details and information.

Preauthorization and Paperwork  Visitors
Preparing Your Child  Daily Routines
Arrival and Parking  Health and Safety
Our Neighborhoods  Pain Management
Parent Sleepovers  Glossary of Frequently Used Terms

Here at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, you, the patient, are the most important member of your health care team. That’s why we offer Emmi programs.   

Using voice and animation, these web-based programs will teach what steps you can take to prepare your child for his or her visit to the hospital. The Emmi patient safety programs outline essential safety guidelines to help ensure your safety at our facility.

Getting started is easy!
It’s easy to get started, just click on the links below.  You can view it as many times as you like. As you watch the program, you can also write notes and questions that you can print out and bring with you to the hospital.

Watch the Emmi® Pediatric Patient Safety Program.  This program informs you about what you can do before, during, and after your child’s hospital stay to keep your child safe. >>Watch the program.



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