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If you are looking for a quiet place to relax and recharged during your child’s stay at Niswonger Children’s Hospital, we provide a family lounge on the third floor of the hospital. The family lounge offers a shower, a small kitchen with snacks and a coffee maker, and a terminal with internet access.
A washer and dryer are located on the third floor near the PICU entrance. These are available for use by our patient families. Please refer to the washer/dryer guidelines posted in the laundry room, and feel free to ask one of our team members if you have any questions.
The family kitchen is located across from the main nursing station at the entrance to the pediatric unit. Family members can heat up a meal, grab a cup of coffee, or have a snack. All food stored in the refrigerator should be labeled with your name and date, or it could be thrown away.
The Eastman Garden Terrace is available to families, visitors and patients who are able to leave their rooms and want to enjoy an outdoor seating area. The Terrace is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., but is closed during inclement weather. No smoking is allowed.
A full-service pharmacy is conveniently located in the main lobby of JCMC. Patients may have their prescriptions filled to take home before leaving the hospital. The pharmacy also provides over-the-counter medications, home health care products and pediatric durable medical equipment, such as nebulizers and other respiratory accessories. The pharmacy is staffed with a support system to help patients and their families make a smooth, safe transition from hospital to home.
A private breastfeeding room is available in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for use by mothers with infants in the NICU. Mothers may also pump at their child’s bedside. If your infant is hospitalized in our Pediatric Unit, or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), please ask your nurse to contact a lactation consultant for assistance.
Quiet time runs from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. During this time, visitors are asked to be in the rooms or in the waiting areas. Lights are dimmed, doors are closed and procedures are limited.