Virtual Tour of Pediatric Services
Begin the Virtual Tour
of Pediatric Services
When you view the iPIX Tour for the first time, please download the Plug-in Viewer here. For additional
information on the viewer or iPIX, please go to www.ipix.com.
The virtual tour of Pediatric Services is designed to help young patients understand what to expect before a hospital visit. If you have questions or would like to make reservations for an "in-person" tour, please call (256) 265-7969. The tour is a no cost service of Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children.
Purpose of Virtual Tour of Pediatric Services
Research reveals that patients who are psychologically prepared for surgery and/or hospitalization are less anxious and recover more quickly. For families who are unable to attend one of the weekly in-person tours, our Child Life Specialists, surgeons and anesthesiologists who work with pediatric patients, suggested a virtual tour. We sincerely hope this service meets your needs.
Our virtual tour of Pediatric Services takes you from the front door through each clinical and service area. It includes close-up views and explanations of areas and equipment that may cause confusion or anxiety for young patients, such as the operating room, anesthesia machine, lights over the operating bed and monitors. Tours of the Pediatric Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care and Pediatric Emergency Room are also available in hopes that our patients and their families will enter Huntsville Hospital for Women & Children feeling welcome and familiar with their surroundings.
Helpful Hints for Parents
- Avoid surprises. Bring your child to the "in person" tour or show your child the virtual tour.
- Bring a favorite toy, activity, game or music/video player with headphones for the Pre-surgical Holding Area. It may help pass the time during your wait.
- Bring a comforting object such as a pacifier for an infant, blanket or stuffed animal that your child may take into the operating room.
- Your child can read your emotions and reacts to you. If you are calm and collected, your child will be more likely to have a positive experience while in our care.