RECOVERY AND DISCHARGE
While your child is in surgery, at least one parent must remain in the facility at all times. If you bring other children they must be supervised by an adult.
We ask that you do not eat or drink in the lobby, there are other children who have not been allowed to have anything to eat or drink prior to their procedure and don't understand why other people are eating and they are not.
Discharge times vary depending on the nature of the surgery. It can be as short as half an hour after the procedure or as long as 3 hours. After your child's procedure is completed, he or she will be taken to the Recovery Room until the effects of anesthesia begin to wear off. The length of time your child spends in the Recovery Room will vary with the procedure and the child. Some crying can be expected after waking up from anesthesia. Our highly trained medical staff will assess your child for post op pain and treat accordingly. However, some children cry due to confusion and disorientaion and not necessarily because they are having pain.
After you child begins to wake up, he or she will be taken to a step down area where 2 family members will be allowed to stay with them until they are ready to go home. You will be given detailed instructions regarding what they can eat or drink, any limitations in activity, medications they should take, and a number to call for any questions or concerns. After you get home, be sure to follow the instructions provided by your doctor. If you have any questions you should call your doctor's office.
If you would like copies of your childs medical record for billing or other medical care, a medical release form must be completed and mailed to us with a copy of a photo ID. There is a link to the left that will bring up the release of information form. Print this form, complete all requested information fields and mail form to: