Come see the amenities now open inside UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital

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Deciding what do to for lunch today? Stop by the Cafe in the Gerdin Family Lobby of our new children’s hospital. It’s open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The café serves a variety of options that will be a hit with kids and adults alike, such as their Belgian waffle bar for breakfast. Find the “Menus” link in the footer of The Loop (Children’s Cafe listed as “CC”).

Gift Shop and Safety Store

The new Kaleidoscope Gift Shop and Safety Store is awesome . . . and now open! The gift shop, sponsored by Volunteer Services, is a unique space where you’ll find whimsical and educational products selected with kids and families in mind.

The Safety Store offers a variety of child safety products, including those for children with special needs, all at reduced prices. Knowing how to use these products is an important part of preventing injuries, which is why we also provide safety education and information.

Stop by Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Children’s Library

Stop by the Janice and Bruce Ellig Children’s Library on Level 1 of our new hospital and pick up something fun to read! The library is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.


Did you know that there are dedicated pediatric pharmacies in our new children’s hospital? The outpatient pharmacy on Level 2 is open now. Stop by for over-the-counter items, prescription medications, and assistance Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Read more about our pediatric pharmacies.

 See also: UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital move in a success