Hemby Children's Hospital

Special environment

Providing a special environment just for children

In addition to our medical team that’s specially trained in pediatric care, we have created an environment just for children. With brightly colored wall murals, playrooms, a covered playground and even a movie theatre, Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital is a place where children of all ages will feel comfortable. Our rooms include amenities that make children feel at home, with a parent’s bed, private bathroom and kitchen area with a microwave, television, and an Xbox® video game system that also plays DVDs.

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Blume Playroom

Located within Hemby Children's Hospital, the Blume Playroom offers hospitalized children, their siblings and visiting friends a place to "just be a kid." Brightly decorated, the playroom is filled with fun and educational toys for every age group. There is even an infant section of the playroom where the youngest child can safely play.

Microsoft Playground

Located within Hemby Children’s Hospital, this specially designed playground lets children who are feeling well enough get some fresh air and exercise. Whether riding a bike, flying a plane or romping across “London Bridge,” the playground provides a special environment for kids to take a break from their illness and just “be a kid,” while still remaining close to the medical care they need. There are even outlets on the playground to plug in IV poles or other medical devices so playtime doesn't have to stop for medical care.

This playground was made possible thanks to the generous fundraising efforts of Microsoft Corp. through the Hemby Cup, an annual fundraiser benefiting pediatric programs at Hemby Children's Hospital.

Hemby Theatre

Hemby Theatre’s red carpet has all the excitement of going to the movies: tickets, concessions, stadium seating and great movies to entertain your kids. This retreat helps children and families take their minds off their illness and enjoy a movie without leaving our protected environment.

Hemby Theatre also hosts magic shows, holiday parties or your child’s own on-stage performance. Hemby Theatre even has a built-in camera to record your child’s show, and we will customize your DVD for you to keep and remember this time of healing in your child’s life.

The theatre opened in 2009 with a special grant from Novant Health Foundation Presbyterian Medical Center and support from the annual Novant Health Hemby Children's Hospital Golf Classic. If you would like to donate to the Foundation, please donate now online.

Teen Room

At Hemby, we recognize that teenagers are more than just big kids; they have different emotional needs from that of our younger patients. That’s why we have created a special place that hospitalized teens can call their own: the Teen Room. Equipped with a flat-screen television, movies, video game cubes, board games, two computers and a printer, this room is a great place to socialize with other patients their age.

To make a financial gift to help serve seriously ill children in our region, please donate online or call: