Tag "child life"

Send in the Clowns

Patch Adams had it right. The medical doctor and clown, famously portrayed by the late Robin Williams in a 1998 biopic of the same name, has spent his life showing us just how important laughter, joy and creativity are to › Continue Reading

Cassie Freese, a registrar in the Radiology Department, knows what it’s like to be on the other side of her desk at Cincinnati Children’s. Her three-year-old daughter Emileigh, who has special needs, has gone through a variety of tests in the › Continue Reading

Parents tell me all the time that their child’s favorite part of his or her stay in the hospital had to do with school. Not missing school, but being in it. “Spending two hours in school with you was the › Continue Reading

Amanda Rich, a child life specialist in the Radiology department at Cincinnati Children’s, always knew she wanted to work with children. Learn about what her job entails and how she helps kids and their families feel more at ease during their visit.

For many children, visiting a radiology department can be a stressful and difficult experience. Having your pictures taken can often involve big, scary, loud equipment; uncomfortable positions; and even painful procedures. At Cincinnati Children’s Radiology Department, child life specialists help › Continue Reading

Between the vibrating table and the obnoxious ramblings of our machine, completing an MRI in a calm and motionless fashion can be difficult. Even as adults, we can have trouble talking ourselves into such a strange photo capturing experience. Add being › Continue Reading

As many of you know, motion in pictures can cause blurriness and shadowing, which sacrifices the clarity of the photographs. Much like trying to capture a fast-paced football game or a squirming baby, it can be hard for us at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

When you take a photograph of your child, you might ask her to say “Cheese!” and hold still. If she’s fidgeting and jumping around, the image of her won’t be crisp and clear. In radiology, we need our patients to hold still › Continue Reading

One year ago this week, WKID33 broadcasted live for the first time in Seacrest Studios at Cincinnati Children’s. Since then, Seacrest Studios has provided patients a window to the world, a pathway to music, interactive television, and most importantly, each › Continue Reading

In addition to the Cincinnati Children’s Main Hospital, MRI is also available at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital neighborhood locations in Kenwood, Green Township, and Liberty. These locations offer you and your child the same outstanding service as our Main Burnet Campus but with the › Continue Reading

When Cincinnati Children’s own Ultrasound Technologist Amy Winer needed to bring her son in for a CT scan, a child life specialist prepared her for what to expect. You can take advantage of the same special services for your child. › Continue Reading

The heartbeat is the most basic, beautiful metronome. It is such a powerful, audible representation of life and of the human experience. A mother of a patient once told me, “I’m afraid that I’m going to forget my daughter’s voice.” › Continue Reading