Published on in Beyond Blood
The CHOP HTC in Voorhees, NJ, celebrated World Hemophilia Day on April 17, 2015. Staff were invited to wear clothing “from a country they cared about.”
Child life specialist Lindsey Southwick, CCLS, guided patients through a project to “create their own country” by developing mission statements, topographical descriptions and names. The children designed and created a flag representing their country.
Throughout the day, social worker Donna Wasik, MSW, LSW, provided snacks typical in the countries of origin of patients who were in clinic that day. Parents reacted with surprise and broad smiles while they enjoyed corn snacks and bindi mix.
We were honored to celebrate the rich diversity of our patients and happy to provide excellent medical care with a creative twist.