We understand that surgery can be especially stressful for children and their parents and we will do everything we can to make the experience as stress free as possible. Children may bring their favorite stuffed toy or “security blanket” to keep them company. Pajamas and slipper-socks will be provided for your child to wear to surgery. Parents are encouraged to stay with their child until they are transported to surgery.
As with adults, parents and family members will receive periodic updates throughout your child’s surgery. You can rest assured our staff will be caring and gentle during the time that you are not with your child. To ease any anxiety your child may be feeling towards surgery, we offer a Kids Tour that explains what to expect on the day of surgery and provides a personalized tour.
To schedule a tour at Kish Hospital call 815.756.1521 x153497.