Penn State Children’s Hospital Tour

[MUSIC] Hi I’m Josiah, welcome to Penn State
Children’s Hospital. Let’s go on a tour! Right now we’re in the lobby. See how
bright and welcoming it is? That’s on purpose of course. The entire hospital
has a theme of learning and healing through nature. One of the first things
you’ll see is this learning wall. Nice, right? Well take a closer look, even when
you don’t feel good, things like this have a way of cheering you up. Follow me,
there’s more to see. [DOOR OPENS] And this is the outpatient clinic where I get my chemo
treatments for cancer and this is one of my nurses, Heather.
Josiah has a special tube in his chest called a port. We can use his port to
take small amounts of blood and give him special medicine to keep the bad cancer
cells away. [JOSIAH] And also on the first floor there’s a safety center. The safety
center offers good tips that help keep kids out of the hospital. Around the
corner from the lobby there’s a cafe with lots of healthy food options. We
call it the Tree House Café and right now I’m the outdoor courtyard just off
the café, which is a really good place to be when the weather is nice. [MUSIC] Hi I’m Alicia and I’m John and this is
our daughter, Leah. Hi! Let’s go to the second floor. [ELEVATOR VOICE] “Floor Two” [LAUGHTER] The second floor is home to five
operating rooms, where most pediatric surgeries are done. Two large procedure
rooms and a pediatric cardiac catheterization lab. This is where Leah
had her surgery for a bacterial infection. Hi Grandpa! Hi Leah! My dad,
Leah’s grandpa, is a heart surgeon here. Dad why don’t you tell us a little bit
more. [DR. MYERS] Well each year over 3,000 patients come up this elevator, kids that go into
the preoperative area, where they’re met by their anesthesiologist, their nurse,
and their surgeon and from there after everything has been evaluated they go
into the operating room. Hi I’m Kennedy, and I’m one of those kids who need surgery, a few actually, to help relieve pressure on my brain. I’m on the third floor now, where there are lots of inpatient rooms. 125 beds on this campus to be exact. Each room on this
floor is private, which families really like, but even though the rooms are nice
nobody wants to spend all their time in their room. Let me show you another special place. This is the Child Life playroom. I love Child Life, especially the staff, like Ashley. Hi I’m Ashley Kane I’m the manager of Child Life. Each day our team
supports and guides kids just like Kennedy through hospital tests and
procedures, surgeries, clinic visits and overnight stays in the hospital. We
provide information and education to patients and their families in a way
that’s easy to understand by using books and other creative resources. We also
focus on play, what better way to keep your mind off what’s going on in the
hospital then by spending some time working on a craft, participating in
hospital bingo, or having a special visitor stop by to say hi. Our goal is to
help our patients and their families feel comfortable and empowered during
their time here [MUSIC] [SAM] Hi I’m Sam, so now you’ve seen a few
parts the Children’s Hospital but kids are treated in many other areas too. Sometimes kids are brought here by a
Life Lion helicopter or by a pediatric ambulance specifically designed to
transport kids. Kids may also need to be treated in the emergency department. Where I
am now. The hospital made sure this area was family friendly too. [MUSIC] Sometimes after babies are born, they need to be cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit.
This is where I spent the first 73 days after I was born. 13 weeks early! Did you
know Penn State Children’s Hospital has the region’s highest level neonatal and
pediatric intensive care units? But kids don’t even have to come all the way to
Hershey to receive care, there are dozens of clinic locations all over
Pennsylvania, so kids and get the care they need close to home and Penn State
Children’s Hospital is making a difference in the lives of children
everywhere by doing all kinds of research, including childhood cancer
research, to find improved treatments and cures [MUSIC] Thanks for visiting! [MUSIC]

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