Children arrive at the hospital with injuries or illnesses. Whether they’re unexpected or not, such health challenges are often frightening and overwhelming to a young patient. Caregivers at Utah Valley Hospital (formerly Utah Valley Regional Medical Center) have a variety of resources available that will help minimize the impact hospitalization can have on a child.

Your Hospital Stay

We're dedicated to making a child’s experience with hospitalization the best it can be. Each room is equipped for a parent to stay with the child at all times. There is also a parent lounge and two parent sleep rooms for families of more critical patients.

Our multi-disciplinary team will work with you to address your child’s healthcare needs. Our unit includes play areas for patients and is decorated with bright colors and artwork throughout, providing a fun and inviting environment for children. Regular visits from pet therapy dogs also give young patients a welcomed break from the normal hospital routine. 

Before Surgery

Any child undergoing a surgical procedure at Utah Valley Hospital is invited to attend our Pre-Op Hop class. The evening event is designed to help a child understand what will happen when he or she comes to the hospital. A child life specialist leads the class through a series of games and activities that will answer many of the questions the children may have before a procedure. For more information about Pre-Op Hop and the classes we offer, please follow the link below.

Pre-Op Hop Classes

Utah Valley Hospital
Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Meet in Main Lobby of the West Building, at the Surgical Services waiting area

Utah Valley Surgical Center
(located in Utah Valley Outpatient Center on the northeast corner of the hospital campus)
Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Meet in the Same-Day Surgery lobby on the 4th floor

Pediatric Sedation

When a test or treatment is necessary to improve your child’s condition, it’s comforting to know there’s a team at Utah Valley Hospital dedicated to help him or her get through it as easily as possible. The Pediatric Sedation Team provides safe sedation and improves their young patient’s overall experience during painful or stressful procedures and/or treatments. Through the use of oral or intravenous (IV) sedation, the team can help pediatric patients from birth up to age 18.