Making Care Playful
Children’s Mercy promotes a foundation for family support by providing patient’s with everything a child and their family could need in a time of stress. The hospital’s dedication to family centered care is quite apparent in the cheerful, “no-procedure zone” playrooms like Leo’s Place. Playrooms are found on each patient floor and are colorful, welcoming spaces for patients, siblings and family members to gather. Because the desire to play is a virtual constant in a child’s life, this is an important feature, a mindset that promotes education, entertainment and normalcy in the hospital setting. This psycho-social approach to healthcare has been proven to increase results and decrease healing time.
About The Cause
Fore The Kids Causes
The Fore the Kids foundation is a proud supporter of Children’s Mercy, raising money to provide various services and treatment advances to help bring smiles to children’s faces at a time when they are hard to find…but so incredibly important.