*Starlight Site®


Starlight Sites in Midwest


Starlight Sites® are beautifully designed, inviting hospital environments created to support the healing of pediatric patients during their hospital stay.

Since 1990, Starlight has been transforming designated areas of sterile hospital environments into colorful, entertaining oases that can be enjoyed by young patients and their families. These playrooms, teen lounges, and playgrounds offer a variety of diversions, including video games, computers, toys, crafts, music, and best of all, the company of other children.

Starlight Sites help ease young patients’ stress by stimulating the senses, providing an antidote to loneliness and an escape from the isolation of a hospital room. Every unique Starlight Site offers respite from the tedious routine most pediatric patients face. For young patients confined to a hospital, the opportunity to have fun in a well-equipped, welcoming atmosphere assists in the healing process.

Starlight Sites range from $100,000 to $250,000 based on complexity. 

Currently, you can find Starlight Sites in the following Midwest hospitals:
Advocate Hope Children's Hospital – Oak Lawn, IL
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit, MI
Children's Memorial Hospital - Chicago, IL
Comer Children's Hospital - Chicago, IL
DeVos Children's Hospital – Grand Rapids, MI
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare – Evanston, IL
LaRabida Children's Hospital – Chicago, IL
Lutheran General Hospital – Park Ridge, IL
Memorial Hospital – South Bend, IN
Metropolitan Hospital – Grand Rapids, MI
Mount Sinai Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Rush Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Shriner's Hospital for Children - Chicago, IL
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center - Chicago, IL
University of Michigan, Taubman Clinic – Ann Arbor, MI


If you would like to learn more about the Starlight Sites program or how to bring a Starlight Site to a hospital in the Midwest community, please contact Joan M Steltmann.