The Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Department at CHOC Children’s strives to normalize the hospital environment for our patients and families. “Normalizing” the hospital experience is the process of making things like medical equipment and procedures feel less strange or foreign. By doing this, patients and their family members can feel more at ease while at the hospital and will be able to focus on what is most important: feeling better.
Patients, families and staff were treated to a week-long celebration of special activities and visitors. Take a look inside the specialized therapeutic programs that are just one part of this special area of CHOC.
- Meet Sydney, a teenager and athlete who spent her sophomore year of high school fighting cancer at CHOC Children’s.
- A photo road map showing key aspects of the patient and family journey through the Tidwell Procedure Center at CHOC Children’s Hospital.
- Aliyah was fighting what her family thought was a mild stomach virus. Within 24 hours, she was undergoing brain surgery at CHOC Children’s. The diagnosis of a fast-growing, aggressive brain ...