Information for the Family - Mercy Children's Hospital Springfield

Parents

As parents, you are your child’s best support. You know your child better than anyone else and he or she feels much more comfortable with you around. We encourage you to be active members of our care giving team.

Brothers & Sisters

Children less than 2 years old are especially susceptible to contagious disease found on our Pediatric units. They simply haven’t had time to build up immunity against these various illnesses. So please don’t bring children under 2 years old to visit unless absolutely necessary. Siblings older than 2 are welcome to visit during regular visiting hours.

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