The ingredients of play--laughter, stimulation, distraction--are powerful ingredients for healing as well.
Areas of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital are designed with play in mind.
Play areas on the inpatient units have an open-door policy and feature toys, games, and equipment to delight the playfulness in all of us.
Video games and an Xbox game room for inpatients only are another means of play. Many of our pediatric rooms are equipped with video game controllers, and you can check out game titles through the Patients' Library.
Outdoor Play Area
Our outdoor playcourt is located outside on Level 1 between Elevators H and I. The accessible playcourt includes play areas appropriate for toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.