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Patient programs

Patient programs

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago, care extends far beyond the hospital walls. The recreational therapy and child life departments at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago believes that recreation and leisure should be an important part of everyone’s life without exception. They partner with a number of community organizations to introduce patients to the wide range of recreation possibilities and assist patients in discovering their passions leading to a life full of fun.

During your visit to the Chicago Shriners Hospital you may see therapy dogs, musicians, magicians, area sports teams, clowns, picnics or holiday-themed parties. Activities and classes are provided free-of-charge to patients and families. In addition to special events offered throughout the week, we offer other engaging activities. You may email Darlene Kelly, director of recreational therapy/child life, to be added to the team's activity mailing list.

Upcoming programs and events

Hospital Day - June 3, 2018
12 p.m. Open house and tours
2:30 p.m. Hospital Day program
3:30 p.m. World's shortest parade

Recreational Therapy/Child Life Picnic
July 18, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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