Preparing for Inpatient Surgery

It’s natural for parents to have concerns about your child’s hospitalization. The information in this section is designed to help make your child’s hospital stay at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh as comfortable as possible.

An overnight or prolonged hospital stay often means new and sometimes frightening experiences for a child. While each child is unique and reacts differently to hospitalization, knowing what to expect may help make the hospital experience less stressful for you and your child.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is committed to making your child’s hospital stay as comfortable as possible. This section will help you prepare for your child’s hospitalization.

Learn more about the recommended overnight accommodations and Patient & Parent Bill of Rights for your child's stay at Children's Hospital.