For Patients and Visitors

The Connelly Resource Center for Families

The Connelly Resource Center for Families is located on the 8th floor of the Main Hospital. Opened in 1997, the Resource Center was designed by families and professionals to provide support to parents, caretakers, siblings and other relatives of our patients. Inside, families will find a family and children's library, a learning center and a comfortable place to take a break.

Hospitality area

The Connelly Center Hospitality area is open 24 hours a day. Comfortable chairs and couches make the area an inviting place for families to take a break. The following services are always available:

Family Library

The Family Library is a quiet, comfortable place where families and caregivers can learn more about their child's healthcare needs, borrow a movie or video game, as well as relax and send a quick email to other family members and friends.

Within the library families will find:

Children's Library

The Children's Library is located within The Family Library and was designed with patients and children in mind. Families will find a broad range of children's books, including those written to help children and siblings understand and cope with their healthcare experience. The Children's library also has computers loaded with fun and educational games.

Family Learning Center

The Family Learning Center is a place where families can learn both the basic and specialized skills they need to help them care for their child at home. Our two classrooms and learning lab are used both for scheduled classes and for personal instruction or training arranged by a child's healthcare team member.

Tours for visiting hospitals and institutions

The Connelly Resource Center for Families offers tours of the Center's facilities and programs for staff visiting from other hospitals and institutions.

Please complete the Connelly Center Tour Questionnaire and fax it to 215-590-6093 so we can tailor our presentation to meet your needs.

For more information, please contact Prentice Beckett, Family Librarian, at 215-590-5778.

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