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Dr Bear's Toy Closet

Children’s National Opens Dr. Bear’s Toy Closet over Holiday Season

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Topic(s): Holidays

It’s often difficult for patients and their families to spend the holidays in the hospital. Being in an unfamiliar environment can be jarring, especially for patients who are trying to recover or aren’t feeling well.  At Children’s National Health System, we try to create a holiday experience for patients that can be as comfortable and memorable as being at home.

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National Dog Day: Spotlight on Our Therapy Dogs

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Topic(s): Holidays

Dana K. Morgan, the performance coordinator for Children’s Creative and Therapeutic Arts Services, explains the Children’s National Dog Therapy Program and tells the story of one of these special “canine volunteers”.

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Calling Children’s National “Home” for the Holidays

Monday, November 24, 2014
Topic(s): Holidays

The popular Christmas carol, “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays,” is not a reality for some patients at Children’s National Health System, but our teams and volunteers work hard to make our families’ experiences as close to home as possible.

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