• Report
  • June 14, 2021

Children's Hospital Facilities: Special Infrastructure for Kids

Children's hospitals require specialized programming, support services, staff and facilities to accommodate the needs of children. Three areas where children's hospital facilities are different than their adult counterparts:

  • Families are at the center of care efforts. Beyond the logistics and legal stewardship that families manage, pediatric patients need their family around them, and this requires more family-centered spaces across all patient care areas.
  • Children are in varying phases of their emotional and intellectual development. These developmental and social needs drive additional levels of specialization and programming in social, clinical and physical domains.
  • Pediatric care requires different materials and specialized technology. The range in the physical size of kids requires a variety of equipment and materials to accommodate them, including customized information technology to fit pediatric needs.