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TA BLE oF CoN T EN TS Caring for the Whole Family .......................................................................................... i A Hospital Within a Hospital ....................................................................................... 5 Inpatient Care .............................................................................................................................. 7 Patient Spotlight ............................................................................

caring for the whole family Going to the hospital can often be scary for children, and disruptive to family life. Parents want to know their child will feel welcome and secure. They want to stay involved each step of the way as critical decisions are made. And they want caregivers to provide the extra support needed during a difficult time. At Vermont Childrens Hospital at Fletcher Allen, we know that in order to truly care for a child, you must also care for the family. Thats why we consider pa

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5 Its indescribable how the staff cares not only for the child, but for the entire family as well. Thank You just doesnt seem like enough. BiLL AND ANN THAyER, Burlington, VT a hospital within a hospital VERMoNT CHiLDRENS HoSPiTAL is an integral part of Fletcher Allen Health Care, a nationally respected academic medical center affiliated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Experienced faculty physicians, leadingedge technologies a

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7 patient care iNPATiENT UNiT In our pediatric inpatient unit, youll find that our teams of caregivers combine their dedication to children with the latest technology to ensure your child receives the best care possible. Most rooms are private, and many childfriendly features put our young patients at ease, including Colorful playroom for our youngest patients Teen room with wireless internet access TV and a video library Childrens menu available 24 hours a day THE BiRTHiNG CENTER Each year

8 special features programs THE CoMFoRT ZoNE We know that children can be nervous when facing an outpatient procedure. Thats why we developed the Comfort Zone to help put your child at ease when sedation will be part of the experience. The space features bright decorations, toys, games and a comfortable waiting area. This approach involves helping your child understand what will be happening by Talking through the steps and answering their questions Letting your child handle masks and other

9 specialty services Vermont Childrens Hospital at Fletcher Allen is a full service childrens hospital see list of specialties below. And, because we recognize the profound impact mental health problems can have on families, we also provide comprehensive mental health care services. Additionally, each of our staff surgeons has achieved rigorous board certification in their subspecialties and can perform virtually all pediatric surgery procedures providing your child with leadingedge care close

10 patient spotlight Victoria Grace Reed A Childrens Miracle Network Champion Victoria Grace Reed was born on June 22, 2004 with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. She was soon transferred to Vermont Childrens Hospital at Fletcher Allen where she has had multiple surgeries, her first when she was just a few months old. Victoria is incredibly brave and doesnt fear her surgeries, including the day she will get a bone graft. During her time on the Childrens floor, Victoria spends her days playing

11 your childs care team We consider parents to be expert partners and involve them every step of the way as decisions are made about their childs care. In addition to our skilled physicians and nurses, a range of other experienced providers are on hand to ensure that all of your childs medical and emotional needs are met. Your childs care team includes staff from Child Life, Social Work, Psychology, Pastoral Care, Case Management, Nutrition Services, Physical Therapy and Respiratory Therapies.

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