This project is for Lancaster’s children and families. We want to help pediatric care “Soar to New Heights!”
At Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, we believe children in our community deserve the highest level of care, so we partnered with the community to open the Seraph-McSparren Pediatric Inpatient Center at Lancaster General Hospital in September of 2019. The center offers state-of-the-art design, technology and programs in a child and family-centered environment. In addition to the brick and mortar assets the new Center offers, patients and families also have the benefit of support from Child Life Specialists who help ease the stress of hospitalization.
Child Life is not a billable medical service, but it adds an immeasurable benefit of lowering anxiety and improving healing. Child Life Specialists are a patient and family-focused team of pediatric healthcare professionals who provide children with age-appropriate preparation for medical procedures, pain management, coping strategies and therapeutic play. They also provide information, support, and guidance to parents and siblings. Funding for these vital positions is provided through philanthropic support to The Lancaster General Health Foundation with additional support from LG Health.
We invite you to learn more about Child Life and support the LG Health Foundation’s Child Life Endowment by making a gift to help children and families in our community who are hospitalized at Lancaster General Hospital.