Child Life

New playroom supported by Dunkin’ allows pediatric patients a place where they feel comfortable to be themselves, have fun and heal

Infants and toddlers at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have a newly renovated space in which to play thanks to a $150,000 grant from Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation.

A death or serious injury of a parent can mean a scared and bewildered child. Arielle Silverman helps children understand and cope.

She has worked with children varying in age from under 2 years old to teenagers as old as 18.

Window on Child Life

A glimpse into the lives of some of the Certified Child Life Specialists and the children and families they care for at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Painted stones offer messages of hope along VUMC pathways

“Just Breathe.” “You are Loved.” “Shine.” “Hope.” “Joy.”

Halloween Costume Shop

Cornetta Long, 10, and her mother, Kelli, were all smiles after snagging Cornetta’s favorite costume during Wednesday’s Halloween Costume Shop at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. More than 1,000 costumes for patients and families were donated for this year’s event, which is hosted by Child Life.

Children’s Hospital celebrates reading on Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Thing one: The adults had a good time reading their favorite books. Thing two: The children loved it, too.