Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Children's Hospital at Providence?
The Children's Hospital is designated units on the main Providence Alaska Medical Center Campus which is on 36th Ave.
Which units are part of  the Children's Hospital at Providence?
The Children's Hospital at Providence includes the following units:  OB Triage, prenatal, labor/delivery, mother baby unit, newborn intensive care unit, pediatrics, pediatric intensive care, subspecialty clinics, subspecialty therapies, WIC, and Alaska C.A.R.E.S.
We are what is known as a hospital within a hospital and operate under joint governance with Providence Hospital.  The importance of doing this is to have a focused administrative plan for expansion of services.  In addition, we have our own Board that supports and mandates a special care delivery called - family-centered care. In addition, as a hospital within a hospital, we may develop programs that are independent and much more intensive than the rest of the hospital due to the complexity of patient and family needs.
What is family centered-care?
A philosophy that recognizes and respects the pivotal role of the family in the lives of children, it strives to support families in the care-giving role by building on their unique strengths and viewing parents and professionals as equals.
In an effort to reduce stress to the infant, child, and family, the Children's Hospital adopted the philosophy and principles of family-centered care:
  • Recognize and respect the pivotal role of family in the life of the child
  • Exchange unbiased and complete information to make the best decisions
  • Incorporate cultural diversity into policy and practice
  • Encourage family to family support
How does my donation to the Children Miracle network help the Children's Hospital?
The Children's Miracle Network is part of the Providence Alaska Foundation.  It provides support and resources to families who cannot afford services; purchase specialized equipment that the hospital is not able to afford; and supports special programs that help families deal with the needs of sick or injured children.
Are there ways I can get involved?
The Children's Hospital at Providence is always looking for resources to delivery the extra special touch for kids who are sick.  If you are interested in a special project, making a dontation, or sharing your time, we encourage you to read more on Getting involved page.