Last year (2004) my (then) 1 year old son was diagnosed with infected lymph nodes and had to have surgery to have them removed. The only hospital near us that would do the surgery on someone so young was Children's. Our family spent almost 2 full weeks at Children's. Almost everyone at Children's is wonderful. I wasn't terribly impressed with the desk staff in the emergency room, they didn't seem very friendly but they did do their jobs and the medical staff of the ER were great; very friendly and calming. The thing that took the longest in getting us a room was that they didn't know if they should put our son on the infectious disease floor or the surgical floor. Once admitted and in our PRIVATE room (not all rooms are private, however) the doctors, nurses, and other families on our floor were GREAT. Everyone is trained to work with children so they are really kind and soft spoken. Our surgeon, Dr. Michael Klein, was rated as the top doctor for pediatric surgery. The staff host games via the television in the room so the kids aren't bored. There are Disney movies to watch on the T.V. or there's a large library of books and movies for the kids. For the parents there's a medical library with internet access so you can keep in contact with your family and friends. We never felt uncomfortable or unhappy with our experience there. I'd recommend Children's for any parent facing any kind of medical need for their child.