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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.

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.

Magic Man

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Magic Man

When he was a child, magician Chad Juros was treated for leukemia at CHOP's Cancer Center. Today, he uses his talents, personal story and message of hope to give back to CHOP.