Pain Free Pediatrics
Our staff is committed to making your child as comfortable as possible while in the hospital, especially during procedures such as drawing blood. These procedures are done in special treatment rooms that are equipped with supplies to help children feel more at ease.
Child Life Program & Roof Top Playground
Child Life is a service designed to support the developmental and emotional needs of children in the healthcare setting. The Child Life Specialist minimizes the stress of the medical environment through play, music, art, coping activities and preparation experiences. The Child Life Program offers a variety of age and developmentally appropriate materials. Our music therapist, clown, social worker and educational tutors, work collaboratively with the child and family to help make their hospital stay as pleasant as possible.
We want to help you take care of your child after you leave the hospital, so we have a Parent Resource Room to provide you with information about your child's illness, as well as information about support groups and other community resources.
We are one of the few pediatric inpatient units that participate in the nationally recognized Reach Out and Read program which promotes literacy to our patients and their families.
The PICU is designed to care for critically ill children of all ages who require intensive monitoring and interventions.
The public school system is obligated to provide on site and at home tutoring for children who are likely to miss 14 days of school during the year. Boston Public Schools has contracted with Home Education Service to provide tutoring for inpatients for the school year. Tutors are available for a minimum of 10 hours per week. Home Education Service will also provide services for students who attend school outside Boston and will be responsible for all contacts with the local school system.
Goal: To assist in the timely provision of mandated services to the inpatients on 4 East and the PICU.
Eligibility: Any child who is likely to miss at least 14 days of school during the school year. The missed school days do NOT have to be consecutive.
How to Arrange for a Tutor
What Home Education Services Does
Home Education Service
In addition, the chapel offers daily Silent Prayer/Meditation services from 12:15 to 12:30. Pastoral counseling, the sacraments, and outreach to local clergy are also available.
From the information desk in the Inpatient Lobby, turn right, cross the plant-filled lobby and go through the double glass doors. The chapel is immediately to the left.