Facilities & Programs

Hoops Family Children's Hospital (HFCH) is a hospital within a hospital, and it is located on the Fifth Floor of Cabell Huntington Hospital. Being part of a well-established hospital offers many advantages to our patients in the variety and quality of the services we provide, but it is sometimes confusing as well.

Outpatient Appointments

Pediatrician Jamie Bailes, MD with a patient

We are proud of the pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists that treat the babies and children who are admitted to HFCH. Their expertise is the backbone of the care we provide. It is important to remember that they usually have office practices, too. If you make an appointment with a doctor, it usually means that you will be going to the physician's office, rather than Hoops Family Children's Hospital, for that appointment. While some physicians have their practices on campus, many are located out in the community. When you make a doctor's appointment for your child, please confirm with the receptionist where the appointment takes place.

Outpatient Services

Many children are scheduled for outpatient services, such as physical therapy in the Rehabilitation Services Department or imaging in Radiology. Many— but not all— of these services are provided by Cabell Huntington Hospital, and they are located in the building or on campus. When your child is referred for outpatient services, it's important to confirm with the receptionist where the appointment takes place.

Inpatient Units

Hoops Family Children's Hospital provides care for babies from birth through age 18 or longer, as appropriate. The units that make up HFCH include:

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is an intensive care unit that is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology to care for ill or premature newborn infants.

Children receive 24-hour care in the family-friendly Pediatric Unit for conditions that range from fevers to more complex cases.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) provides comprehensive critical care to toddlers, children and teenagers who are critically ill or injured. Patients are often admitted from the Emergency Department or transported from other hospitals in the region.


Our Child Life Program is an essential component of HFCH, offering children and families a greater understanding of what to expect and empowering them with coping skills for anxiety and fear.

When medical transportation from one hospital to another is needed, our Specialized Transport Teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide neonatal and pediatric critical care during the trip.


Hoops Family Children's Hospital has teamed up with the Huntington YMCA, St. Mary’s Medical Center, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Cabell County Schools for a new initiative called Kids in Motion, a fun and innovative exercise and nutrition program designed to improve the health of Tri-State area children.