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In the Department of Pediatric Radiology at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh – and at the hospital in general – we continuously focus on family-centered care in order to provide an optimal experience for patients and their families.
To assist in provide family-centered care throughout Pediatric Radiology, a child life specialist (CLS) will focus on preparation, language, distraction, parental involvement, and teaching approaches prior to and during a child’s procedure. The CLS’ role is to help children and their families cope with the anxiety and fear associated with these procedures.
A CLS can be used as a resource for parents prior to their child’s procedure and also for feedback once the procedure has been completed. The CLS can also serve as an educator for staff members as well as other health care professionals in the community. The overall goal of Child Life is to enhance emotional, social, and cognitive growth among pediatric patients during medical experiences.
Erika Parsons, MS, CCLS II
Chelsea Acock, MS, CCLS II
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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