UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital’s Child Life program brings the “Healing Power of Play” home

On any given day, 50 to 70 percent of patients at the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital are restricted to their rooms due to their medical conditions and aren’t afforded the opportunity to participate in the interactive events occurring in the hospital playrooms.

But that will soon change, now that the UF Health Child Life Program has received one of seven national “Healing Power of Play” grants.

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Focusing on Patient Highlights

  • UF Health Shands Children's Hospital patients recognized during recent UF Band halftime show
  • Previous NICU family turns experience into inspiration and hosts event to support Florida Neonatal Neurologic Network and March of Dimes research

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Save the Date

CMN Hospitals is hosting an inaugural Festival of Trees event. Featuring a weekend-long silent auction of decorated trees, the event strives to bring the Gainesville community together to kick-off the holiday season and support the health care needs of our local kids. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

There's still time to purchase tickets to the VIP Preview Party on Dec. 4,too!

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