Activity rooms

Activity rooms can be found on every inpatient floor. They are shared by children, teens, young adults and parents, and are open during the day for relaxing or taking a break from the hospital routine. Child life specialists and unit volunteers provide developmental play, games, computers, art projects, music and other creative and educational activities at scheduled times.

Your child must be supervised by a parent, staff person or volunteer while in the activity rooms. Parents and visitors are welcome to participate in activities. Because the activity rooms are places for children to temporarily escape the stress of the hospital, all medical examinations or other actions that may cause upset are prohibited in these areas.

Patient Entertainment Center

Patients and families are invited to come and enjoy the sights, sounds and events of the Patient Entertainment Center (PEC). Located in the Berthiaume building to the right of the top of the large staircase in the Main Lobby, magic shows, bingo and musical performances are just some of the fun activities offered in the PEC. With activity tables, PacMan machines and a colorful jukebox on "free play," filled with old favorites and the latest hits, the PEC is a great place to just relax.

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m., a live cablecast show is produced in the PEC and aired on Channel 22, one of the hospital's in-house cable channels. In addition, there are two Saturday shows a month.

A schedule of events is posted outside the PEC and is available on the inpatient units. If your child is interested in attending an event in the PEC, please discuss it first with his nurse. Volunteers are sometimes available to escort patients to the PEC.


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