Preparing for Surgery

Resources

Parent Resource GuideMended Hearts provides a guide for parents and caregivers, covering topics from prenatal diagnosis through caring for your child with CHD.  The back of the guide includes forms for parents to help keep track of information.

When You’re Baby Needs Heart Surgery – Link to article that provides tips for preparing for your baby’s heart surgery.

Preparing for Surgery in New Mexico

Ronald McDonald House – provides affordable lodging to families whose children are hospitalized or receiving treatment for an illness or injury.  The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital provide quality respite services and receive over 17,000 visits annually.

Preparing for Surgery in Denver, CO

Ronald McDonald House – Our 76,000 square foot facility houses up to 45 families a night. It sports 3 large kitchens, laundry facilities, TV lounges, play areas indoors and out, computer rooms and a patio.  The Aurora House is located in the suburbs of Denver, approximately 1 mile south of the Anschutz medical Campus, home to Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

Places to stay- Children’s Hospital Hotel List

Children’s Hospital of Colorado offers RV parking for families of inpatients staying for a minimum of five days. For additional details, please contact Parking and Access Control at 720-777-9PRK.