Patient Resources

Patient Resources

Advanced Directives
You the patient or, as appropriate, your advocate (representative) have the right to make informed decisions regarding your medical care PRIOR to any medical care. An Advanced Directive is your written instruction for the medical treatment you want in the event that you become unable to communicate your wishes. If you have completed such a document (Advanced Directive, Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care), please bring a copy for your medical records. It is the policy of the center, regardless of the contents of an Advance Directive or instructions from a Health Care Surrogate or Power of Attorney, that if an adverse event occurs during treatment, the center personnel will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer the patient to an acute care hospital for further evaluation.  You may also visit the following website which will answer your questions. 

Helpful books for you and your child

  • Jennifer Maziad. 2019. A Sleepy Tale: My First Surgery. Jennifer Maziad. (Ages 5-8)
  • Claire Cilliotta and Carole Livingston. 1992. Why Am I Going to the Hospital? Lyle Stuart. (Ages 5 to 12)
  • S. Jennings. 2000. Franklin Goes To The Hospital. Scholastic. (Ages 3 to 7)
  • Anne Civardi and Michelle Bates. 2002. Going to the Hospital. Sagebrush Education Resource. (Ages 4-8)
  • Virginia Dooley and Mirian Katin. 1996. Tubes in My Ears: My trip to the Hospital. Mondo Publishing. (Ages 5 to 7)
  • Juliana Lee Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, Marilyn Mets (Illustrator). 2001. Good-Bye Tonsils! Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. (Ages 4-8)
  • H.A. Ray. 1999. Curious George Goes to the Hospital. Rebound my Sagebrush. (Ages 4-8)
  • B. Pace, K. Hutton. 2002. Chris Gets Ear Tubes. Kendall Green Publications. (Ages 4-8)
  • Marianne Johnston and Erin Mckenna. August, 1997. Let’s Talk About Going to the Hospital. The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc. (Ages 8 to 9)
  • Vickie Lansky. Koko Bear’s Big Earache. Book Peddlers, 1990. This simple, easy-to-read book provides excellent information for young children and parents about a trip to the hospital. Though the story focuses on a child receiving “ear tubes”, the general information about the emotional needs of children when facing surgery easily applies to any surgery admission to a hospital. (Ages 2-8)
  • Barbara Taylor Cork. 2002. Katie Goes to the Hospital. Peter Bedrick; 1st edition. (Ages 4-8)
  • Martine Davision. Rita Goes to the Hospital. Random House, Inc., 1992. A story about Rita’s tonsillectomy with easy text and pictures. Includes all aspects of a trip to the hospital for this surgery. (Ages 4-10)

Important Documents

Patient Surgical Booklet

Registration Consent

Surgical and Anesthesia Consent Forms