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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.

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.

Building Hope

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If you've visited CHOP's Main Hospital recently, you may have noticed a giant structure of steel beams rising across the street. In 2015, CHOP will open the doors on the nation’s most state-of-the-art pediatric outpatient care facility: the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care.

Historic Generosity

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Historic Generosity

Reid Buerger sat down with his wife, Krista, his parents, Connie and Alan, and his brother, Grant, to suggest they donate $50 million to help The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia build a revolutionary new medical facility.

Radiology: When Less Is More

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Radiology: When Less is More

Whether a patient needs to turn to radiology frequently or just once, less radiation is always better. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers more low-dose imaging options than any other hospital in the region.

The Sound of Success

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The Sound of Success

CHOP's Center for Childhood Communication will move to the Buerger Center in 2015. The new expanded space will allow CHOP to help more children with hearing and speech issues.

Smoothing the Road to Recovery

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Smoothing the Road to Recovery

For patients with complex or ongoing conditions, care coordination between multiple outpatient clinics will become more convenient at the new Buerger Center, where these specialties will share space.