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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.

Into the Genetic Future

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Into the Genetic Future

An exciting new initiative at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is helping unlock the secrets of children’s DNA.

Child Life: The Smile Specialists

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The Smile Specialists

Being in the hospital can be no fun — until the Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapy Department shows up bearing toys, art supplies, musical instruments, video games and much more.

Child Life: 4 East/4 South

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Child Life: 4East/4South

It's Kim Sedgwick's job to help kids cope. As a child life specialist, she helps by explaining at an age-appropriate level what is going to happen during surgery. 

Child Life: Art Therapy

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Child Life: Art Therapy

For children in pain or who need to sit still for hours for a procedure, art therapy offers them an outlet to express their creativity and a distraction from their medical condition.

Child Life: Pediatric Sedation Unit

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Child Life: Sedation

Sedation is common before procedures and scans such as an MRI, and as a child life specialist in Radiology’s Sedation Unit, Melanie Hoynoski is there to prepare kids on what to expect.

A Night of Stars

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A Night of Stars

The seventh annual Joshua Kahan Prom at CHOP was an evening to remember. Decked out in gowns and suits, 100 patients partied alongside their families, clinicians and the Child Life team.

Spotlight On: Clinical Laboratories

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Spotlight: on Clinical Laboratories

The clinical laboratories at CHOP perform 2.1 million tests every year, or an average of 5,700 every single day, around the clock. The work done in these labs has significant impact — about 70 percent of diagnoses made at CHOP are based on lab results.