Disneyland Resort Collaborates with CHOC Children’s to Reimagine the Patient Experience

In March, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals worldwide, as part of the Disney Team of Heroes initiative.

Disneyland to collaborate with CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County)

Last week, Disneyland Resort announced that CHOC Children’s (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) was selected to participate in the program.

Disney will work with patient care experts at CHOC to create a combination of customized experiences with favorite Disney characters and legendary creativity to help inspire young patients and their families, helping to ease the stress of a hospital stay.

Disney Reef at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London
Earlier this year, as part of this same initiative, Disney opened a special outdoor play area for children at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.
Disney’s legacy of providing comfort and happiness to families with children facing serious illness dates back to Walt Disney, who was on the community committee that helped open CHOC.
In addition to remodeling hospital playrooms and lobbies, Disney is partnering with children’s wish-granting organizations, such as Make-A-Wish®, and nonprofits around the world to attempt to comfort and inspire seriously ill children and their families.

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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