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.
- In celebration of Thanksgiving, members of the CHOC Children’s pediatric health care system express what they’re most grateful for this year.
- The 7-month-old’s daily music therapy sessions in the NICU, conducted in tandem with occupational therapy, have helped her make progress on clinical goals.
- Meet Sydney, a teenager and athlete who spent her sophomore year of high school fighting cancer at CHOC Children’s.