Spacious patient rooms in the American Family Children's Hospital are designed to offer several amenities for young patients and their families.
The old University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital was housed within the UW Hospital and Clinics building – a "hospital within a hospital" that was built in 1979. At 125 square feet, the patient rooms in the old children's hospital quickly grew cramped for families who wanted to be with their children around the clock.
In the new American Family Children's Hospital, the inpatient rooms are double the size, including a family sleeper sofa in each room, which was redesigned by the manufacturer based on family feedback.
Each room also contains ample storage, a flat screen TV with a DVD player, and a workstation with a data jack, Internet access and its own lighting – allowing parents to catch up on work without disturbing their child. Each room has a window view and measures 250 to 300 square feet.
Each patient room in the American Family Children's Hospital is equipped with a television and DVD player. The television has local and cable channels, as well as an American Family Children's Hospital channel, and the C.A.R.E. Channel, which offers relaxing programming for patients
There are CD players and video game systems available on a checkout basis. Please see a Child Life staff member for additional information. You are welcome to bring video game systems, games, or CD from home - please label them with a first and last name.