Family and Visitor Guide

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Family and Visitor Guide

Thank you for choosing Dayton Children’s. For more than 45 years, we have provided family-centered care in a child-friendly, healing environment.

This guide outlines the basic information you need to know about coming and staying at Dayton Children’s, including where to eat, park or buy a gift, information about staying overnight, educational resources available for your child’s condition and more.

Who will make your child feel better?

We believe that the best way to care for a child’s health is to make the family part of the health care team. Parents and family members are a child’s main source of strength and support, and they are the one constant in the child’s care. Families are the experts on the child’s abilities and needs, making them an important part of the decision-making process when it comes to health care decisions.

A team of health care professionals will take care of your child during his or her stay at Dayton Children’s. Your child’s care team may include doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and more. We welcome and encourage your questions so that we may provide your child with the best care possible.

Hour of operation line (937) 641-HOUR

If you need to grab a snack in the cafeteria or pick up a gift at the Kid's Spot, call the hours of operation line at (937) 641-HOUR to hear the hours of the following areas:

-Kid's Spot
-Outpatient pharmacy
-MeadWestvaco family resource center
-Activity center located on the third floor

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Upcoming Events

Get your family started on a healthy lifestyle

Join the Beavercreek TWIG groups 11, 17, and 22 for the annual spring luncheon, Run for the Roses, on April 26, 2014 at the Beavercreek Golf Club.

Wally Bear and family friendly 1 or 5 mile walk

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Patient and Visitor Information

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The Children's Medical Center of Dayton Dayton Children's
The Right Care for the Right Reasons

One Children's Plaza - Dayton, Ohio - 45404-1815