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What's the next step for my child?

We know you have big dreams for your child. At Blythedale, children and their families are at the heart of everything we do. As New York State's only independent children's specialty hospital, we are dedicated to improving the health of children with complex medical needs and providing their families with much-needed support and services. Our doctors, nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals work together with you to provide the individual care your child needs to achieve his or her medical and rehabilitation goals and return home. We are here for you and your child every step of the way.

Parent and Caregiver Training

At Blythedale, we are committed to providing parents with the educational training and support needed to become confident caregivers for a child with complex medical needs.


Every parent needs to have the skills and confidence to handle any situation that may arise. And that's where we come in. 

- Arleen Ott, Nursing Director, Infant and Toddler Unit
family support

Families don’t plan these trajectories. Families don’t plan to find themselves on this path, this journey. But Blythedale is a place that gives them hope and the knowledge that we will support them through this journey. 

- Jill Wegener, Chief Nursing Officer