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Teaching Program

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The Hospital School Program at CHOP helps 300 patients each year from kindergarten through 12th grade keep up with their class work while in the Hospital.

Child Life: Music Therapy

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Child Life: Music Therapy

Music therapist Mike Mahoney, MA, MT-BC, offers up instruments from his cart: maracas, a drum, a keyboard. The children at the Alex Scott Day Hospital are eager to sing and play music.

Child Life: 9 South

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Child Life: 9 South

Boredom is Edwina Smith’s enemy, and as child activity coordinator on the 9 South inpatient unit, she is good at chasing it away with her infectious enthusiasm and a playroom full of toys.

Child Life: Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

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Child Life: Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Twins Ayesha and Sufwan are patients in the Jeffrey Jay Weinberg Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. With the help of a child life specialist, they participate in fun, structured activities that help prepare them for treatment and distract them from the stresses of a long hospitalization.

Drawing Strength

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Drawing Strength

The Department of Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy helps children with emotional healing while clinicians treat their medical issues.

Spotlight On: Security

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Spotlight on Security

To most CHOP visitors, Security officers are the people in blue uniforms who greet you at the entrances and parking garages. But these 89 officers do so much more behind the scenes to keep patients safe.

A Complex Journey

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A Complex Journey

Rescued from Haiti with numerous health problems, Bryon, 3, was fortunate to end up with a loving family living right in CHOP’s backyard.


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