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Pediatric Care

Caring for precious children.

Hospice of the Valley offers the only perinatal, pediatric hospice and palliative care program in Arizona. 

We support families from the time of their child’s life-threatening diagnosis, through treatment, end of life, and bereavement. Our perinatal program supports families who are told their child will not survive birth. All along the way, we meet emotional, spiritual and developmental needs, as well as manage pain and relieve symptoms.

Because kids deserve to have fun—we make their days special with playtime, music or a visit from one of our pet therapy teams.

Offering support along the way
  • Pre-birth and beyond
  • Pre-birth counseling
  • Support at birth and after
  • Serious illness
  • Home visits from social worker
  • Resource referrals
  • Home visits from hospice team
  • Respite care for family
  • Inpatient care at Ryan House.

Pam Roman, director of inpatient/pediatric services explains how we created our unique perinatal hospice program after an expectant mother was referred to us.

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Parents with empty arms

Shortly after their honeymoon, Sam and Jolie were thrilled to learn they were expecting a baby. They were devastated when doctors told them—their little girl would not survive outside the womb. This is their story... as they share “106 minutes of blessings” with their daughter.


Ryan House is a place for families to go for short breaks from the continuous strain of round-the-clock care giving. Nursing staff give 24/7 care while parents and siblings stay in a nearby suite—or if they wish, take a vacation or simply go home. It is located in midtown Phoenix on the campus of St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. 

Ryan House also provides hospice care to children. It is supported by private and nonprofit community organizations, including Hospice of the Valley.  

For more information call (602) 234-6750.

Families love Ryan House

A beautiful place for families with medically-fragile children. A place where kids can be kids and enjoy lots of fun activities, compassionate care and plenty of laughter... and parents can rest easy, knowing their precious children will be surrounded by love.



Let us know if we can answer questions about our pediatric or perinatal (before birth) programs.

You can talk to someone 24/7 at (602) 530-6900.