Many hospitals, pediatric clinics and even the family court offices have implemented a “No Hit Zone” to promote a calm, safe and caring environment for children, families and staff. Nearly 30 children’s hospitals nationwide are participating in this effort, including Kosair Children’s Hospital, Children’s Mercy Hospital, and New Orleans Children Hospital.
Conclusions: The No Hit Zone is an important program used to provide a safe and caring environment for all families and staff of Kosair Children’s Hospital. Demand for the program continues, demonstrated by the establishment of No Hit Zones at other local hospitals and multiple outpatient clinics. This article offers information for other organizations planning to conduct similar initiatives.