Caring for Your Family as if They Were Our Own
Since we first opened our doors for business back in 1908, we have been offering children around the world highly advanced, compassionate care, provided by some of the most respected specialists in medicine. When you and your family visit the Walt Disney Pavilion, our flagship campus in downtown Orlando, or any of our pediatric network facilities, our team will do everything to ensure your child feels at home on their journey to feel whole again.
Filled With Family Support Resources and Therapy Programs
Regardless of the reason for your visit to AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, we try to make your stay with us as stress-free and pleasant as possible, for both you and your child.
Child Life Specialists
Our team is dedicated making your child feel at ease, help them acclimate to their surroundings, explain all the procedures and therapies in clear and understandable terms, and see to it that their emotional and psychosocial needs are met while they are with us.
Nursing at AdventHealth for Children
Our award-winning team of nurses at AdventHealth for Children is highly-skilled, inquisitive, and compassionate. They know that patients – and their families – need physical, emotional, and spiritual care, and will go above and beyond to make a difference in their lives.
New Parent Resource Center
We understand that babies don’t come with a manual, so we have compiled parent information and resources that will help answer your baby and new parent questions.
Research shows that music therapy programs can help patients heal and reduce the length of their hospital stay. Our music therapists use live music to help our children heal, allowing them to reach their physiological, emotional, social and cognitive goals. This includes the use of music for progressive muscle relaxation, improvisation and guided imagery.
Pet and Yoga Therapy Programs
Our pet and yoga therapy programs help patients relax and cope with their condition. Our volunteer, certified therapy animals are specially trained to interact with children. These frequent visitors are a favorite among our patients and staff.
Our chaplains are specially trained to minister to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their family members. They are available 24 hours a day. To arrange for a visit, contact our Pastoral Care Department by asking your nurse, dialing “O” from your hospital room phone.
A Cast of Characters
As you will quickly discover, the magic of Disney is everywhere at our hospital. You never know who may stop in to see you, whether it’s a world class athlete or your favorite Disney characters, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, and of course, Mickey and Minnie Mouse. We are honored to have these very special guests stop by to brighten the day of our patients and their families.
The program (named for “Sensory, Tactile, Auditory Rockstars”) provides customized treatment plans for patients with special needs, which allows caregivers to learn about the patient’s triggers, how to keep them calm and how to deescalate issues before they can arise.
Robot Sidekicks for Our Patients
Patients at the Walt Disney Pavilion at AdventHealth for Children have a fun new way to cruise around the hospital, visit play areas and meet their care teams, all from their hospital beds!
Through the generous work of the AdventHealth Foundation and Champions for Children, our team received a group of robots that feature a display screen and camera which connects to a tablet and is operated by the patients themselves. The patient is displayed on screen as they navigate the robot through the hospital, giving them a sense of control and the opportunity to socialize.
These innovative robots are truly like fun sidekicks, giving the child an experience different than any other hospital stay.
Personal Health Care Coordination
A health navigator is a specially trained registered nurse whose job is to provide expert clinical assistance and educational, emotional and spiritual support. This complimentary service includes:
- Answers to your health care questions
- Finding a care provider
- Resources and support for you and your family
- Coordination of care among multiple providers and facilities
Healing Made Simple
When you're stressed about details like hospital costs and insurance coverage, it can be hard to get the rest you need for healing. Learn how we can make these and other necessary tasks easier through our online tools, including online bill pay and online scheduling.
A hospital stay can bring many visits and services from multiple medical providers. We know it’s hard to plan ahead for an emergency hospital visit, but if you have a scheduled health care service that requires a hospital stay, we recommend contacting your anticipated health care practitioners within the hospital to confirm they participate with your insurance provider. Services may be provided in the hospital by AdventHealth as well as by other health care practitioners who may bill you separately. By contacting your anticipated health care practitioners ahead of time, you can get information about billing practices and an estimate for your upcoming services to help avoid any unexpected challenges and fees.