Child life specialists focus on each child's psychological and developmental needs to help him or her feel more comfortable in the hospital. We use a wide range of medical dolls, teaching tools and resources to prepare each child for procedures, surgeries and treatments.

Since children grow and learn through play, we offer many opportunities for kids to do just that, as well socialize with other young people in the hospital. Our child life staff provides a wide range of supportive services for babies, children and adolescents.

Special Child Life Events

The child life program hosts a variety of special events throughout the year to entertain and help distract young patients from the daily hospital routine. These special programs are often held in the playroom and include holiday celebrations and performances by magicians and storytellers.

Special Event Guidelines and Application

Child Life Programs

Expressive Therapies

Medical Education & Support

Sibling Support

School Re-Entry