Having a sick or premature newborn baby can be an emotional roller coaster for parents and families. ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital offers many support services to help you through this journey.
NICU Parent Lounge
We understand parents want to be with their babies at all times. However, it is essential that parents take time to rest as well as allow the medical team time to treat their newborn. A parent-only lounge is located next to the NICU, and allows parent a quiet place to relax while remaining close to their baby. The lounge offers a computer with internet access, telephone, coffee, refrigerator, microwave, television, lockers, and shower. The lounge also includes a separate waiting area for guests. Free wireless internet is available in the parent lounge and in each baby’s room.
For extended stays, parents and family may also use the services of Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio.
Child Life Program
ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital’s child life program is a special art, recreational and educational program for hospitalized children and their families. With adult supervision, brothers and sisters of babies in the NICU are welcome to use one of the child life activity rooms.
While we offer many support services to help you and your family, you may wish to seek further support and information. Many national and local organizations exist that can provide significant information to meet your specific needs.