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Inpatient Pediatric Specialists

The Recreational Therapist sees the children who stay overnight on the pediatric unit. Whether children are hospitalized short-term or long-term, she offers daily activities to promote positive coping in the Child Life Zone and at the bedside.

She works closely with the nursing staff to support children through procedures through preparation and distraction while advocating for their families. She also works with the pediatric volunteers to offer companionship, activities and reading opportunities while children are hospitalized. Additionally, she provides community education for families on safety, infection control, injury prevention and health and wellness.