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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

The Next Step Toward Home

"What do we do with these miracle saves; these children that still have some complex care needs?"

Planning for discharge begins at admission, for even the most medically complex children at Blythedale.

Preparing for the Journey Home - Car Seat Installation

"It's probably the most important part of our journey here."

We agree. That's why we teach every parent and/or guardian about their child's car seat before patient discharge. For many, it's the first time driving home as a family.

Let Us Take You On A Virtual Tour

The best way to appreciate what makes Blythedale the right place for your child's care is to let us show you around. This video offers a glimpse of our modern facilities and child-friendly spaces.