Parent Help Line
The Parent Help Line
at St. John’s Children’s Hospital helps strengthen families through support, information, parenting education and referrals in an effort to prevent child abuse and neglect. Volunteer parents provide this service 12 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Child Life Specialists
Child Life Specialists at St. John's Children’s Hospital prepare and support children and families during procedures or tests. This support involves educating the child before the procedure in an age-appropriate manner and then helping to relax and distract the child during the procedure by using medical equipment, specially designed dolls, books and videos. Almost all the items the Child Life Specialists use are purchased through gifts to St. John's Children’s Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provides funding for much of the life-saving equipment in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:
- Cribettes, or open cribs, for babies who can maintain their temperature.
- Isolettes, or Incubators, for babies who are unable to maintain their temperature.
- Ventilators to provide oxygen for babies who cannot breathe on their own.
- Cerebral function monitors to monitor brain activity.
The therapists in Pedi Rehab provide both inpatient and outpatient care to address occupational, physical and speech therapy needs. Funds from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are used to purchase iPads and computer technology, swings, balance beams, scooters and aquatic therapy equipment.
Watch how aquatic therapy benefits pedi rehab patients
St. John’s has a separate area for where pediatric patients and their families can wait before surgery. A brightly colored area, furnished with a salt water fish tank, toys, videos and board games are available. Without Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals many of these things would not exist.
Child Patient Simulator
This simulation baby is used to help train pediatric nurses and residents during mock codes. St. John’s Children’s Hospital conducts mock codes monthly to hone skills for emergency situations.
Infant Transport Beds with Ventilators
These beds secure tightly in the Saints Flight transport helicopter and in ambulances to transport infants from one institution to another. They can also be used to take critically ill infants for tests in a warm and safe environment.
These analyzers are “mobile” lab machines that give pediatric staff critical information without sending the specimen to the lab and waiting for the results.
Our highly trained transport teams must wear special flight suits to be able to transport patients via helicopter.