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The child life department is not accepting any donations at this time due to COVID-19 infection prevention policies. Thank you for your understanding.
The child life specialists at HSHS St. John's Children’s Hospital prepare, distract and support children and their families during procedures or tests. This support includes educating the child before the procedure in an age-appropriate manner and helping to distract and coach the child during the procedure. They also plan activities, in the play areas and at the bedside, to meet each child's individual needs.
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By using medical equipment, specially designed dolls, books and videos, the child life specialists help children and teens become familiar with diagnoses, medical procedures and hospital routines during their stay. Child life specialists also provide comfort for appropriate Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) infants and stimulation for NICU infants in the unit for a long period of time.
Almost all the items the child life specialists use are purchased through gifts to St. John's Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and by donors like you!
To learn more, call the child life specialist donation Line: 217-535-3995.