Fort HealthCare is committed to providing family-centered care to all of our pediatric patients and their families. We appreciate families as families, and kids as kids! We understand that the child’s family is the constant in their life, and do our best to meet the needs of the child and family during all levels of care in the hospital and community. We respect that the family is an advocate for their child’s care, and that the child’s voice is important. Every child and family is unique and we are dedicated to meeting these distinctive needs as they come up.
If your child is coming to Fort HealthCare for pediatric surgery, we are aware that it can be an overwhelming experience. We would like to make this process as pleasant as possible for your child and your family. We will do everything we can to make your child comfortable and keep the experience as pain free as possible. We even have toys and videos available to help keep them occupied during any waiting time. Your child is also welcome to bring a favorite soft toy or blanket with them to the hospital, and they can bring this item to surgery with them.
We want you to know that once your child does go back to the sterile surgery area, our staff will never leave your child’s side. Your child’s safety is our top priority. If you or your child has any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to ask! We are here to assist you. If you have any questions ahead of time, please call the Fort HealthCare main hospital number at (920)568-5000.