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Our Children's House at Baylor

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Our Children's House (OCH) is different from many children’s hospitals. The Victorian-style building creates a warm and comfortable environment providing a safe place where children and their parents may continue to heal both physically and emotionally. It is located near the downtown Baylor University Medical Center campus in Dallas, Texas. 

Family-centered care is a very important part of Our Children's House at Baylor's philosophy. Parents and family are welcome and encouraged to participate in the care of their child. There is a place for one (1) parent/caregiver to stay overnight with their child while learning to provide care.  An important part of family centered care is the parent's/caregiver's participation with the staff in planning their child's care and setting goals for their own learning in family care conferences. 

Family care conferences are held within the first week after admission and then every two weeks. Parents/caregivers are a very important part of this process. The family care conference is the time the team; including the parent's/caregivers, discuss patient goals, parent/caregiver goals, the care plan, and plans for discharge. 

The team coordinators that are assigned to each patient will consist of a social worker and a care coordinator/case manager. These team members are family advocates who lead team conferences, coordinates the patient's plan of care, and facilitates discharge planning. The Team Coordinators are also available to parents/caregivers for emotional support and problem solving.

What to Bring

We encourage you to provide loose comfortable clothing for your child to wear. The staff at OCH is here to help facilitate routines that will be established and encouraged to continue once you go home. Depending on the age of the child the following list may be helpful:

  • 5 - 6 changes of casual clothes such as T-shirts, shorts, draw-string pants, etc. (Jeans/tight fitting clothing are not recommended)
  • Several changes of appropriate clothing for the parent/caregiver that will be staying with their child
  • Onesies or knit sleepers are comfortable for infants
  • Robe, pajamas and slippers
  • Underwear - several changes (if not wearing diapers)
  • Personal toilet items as desired (toothbrush, hairbrush, shampoo, etc.)
  • Favorite toy or stuffed animal (please be sure to place your name on these items)
  • Favorite blanket or comforter (please be sure to place your name on these items
  • Favorite music tapes or discs and player (please place name on these items)