Patients and Families

Patient Entertainment

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC offers patient entertainment at the bedside for your child during an overnight stay. Learn more about patient entertainment below.

Patient Information and Entertainment Hub
Patient Laptop Program
Child Life Programs and Services

Patient Information and Entertainment Hub

A new patient information and entertainment hub is available in patient rooms on floors 7–10. The hub is accessible through the television and features the following channels and services:

Welcome Channel – 00
Enables the user to connect to all entertainment features (for example, video games, on-demand movies, etc.). Also displays the cable channel listing.

Hospital Information Channel – 02
Patient-related information, including meetings/group sessions, activities and cafeteria menu/specials.

Hospital Messaging Channel – 03
Provides general information, including blood drives, special recognition, community events and hospital news.

C.A.R.E. Channel – 43
Contributing to your relaxation and healing.
 

C.A.R.E. With Guided Imagery – 44

Patient Education Video Library
Educational health care videos for patients, family members and visitors (Condition Help, It’s Time To Learn About Diabetes, etc.).

On-Demand Movies
Free first-run movies featuring media playback controls that allow viewers to save a location in a movie and watch the rest later. Movie selection updated quarterly.

TV Game Room
Play “strategy and skill” games on the TV using the remote control or pillow speaker.

Nintendo Game Cube
Play popular Nintendo video games directly on the TV. Video games are changed quarterly.

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Patient Laptop Program

Laptops are distributed by request between the hours of 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday. Laptops are available by calling 692-9000.

A state ID, passport, driver’s license or military ID is required.

Please DO NOT save personal files to the laptop. All saved files will be lost when the laptop is rebooted. Please use a portable USB drive or writable CD to save all files.

To access Internet Explorer use guest1 as the username and chpguest1 as the password.

If you have a laptop computer with wireless capability, make sure your server is chp-internet. Use the username and password mentioned above.
 

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Child Life Programs and Services

The Child Life Department provides programs and services appropriate for children’s developmental, emotional and educational needs in a family-centered care environment. Many activities are available to children, teens and their families who are adjusting to illness and hospitalization. Supervised group and individualized play sessions are provided daily in the unit-based, medical-free Activity Centers. Bedside activities are offered to children who are on bed rest or in isolation. Visit Child Life Programs and Services for a complete list.

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Last Update
April 16, 2012
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Last Update
April 16, 2012
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