At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport visitor information.

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Patient programs

Patient programs

At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport, our care extends far beyond the hospital walls. Our staff members organize events and partner with a number of community organizations to provide opportunities for children to explore and grow their potential – inside and outside of the hospital.

Annual events for inpatients

While your child is staying in the hospital, our child life department offers a number of activities to provide fun, diversion and socialization. Seasonal celebrations such as Valentine’s Day and Halloween parties, as well as celebrations during the Easter and Christmas season, can brighten a child’s stay. Other regular activities throughout the year include special visits and parties hosted by members of the Shriners organization and Shriner-affiliated ladies groups. Some of our regular activities include:

  • Visits and activities coordinated by area high school and collegiate groups
  • Visits from collegiate and professional sports teams
  • Pet therapy
  • Dedicated video game nights with longtime volunteers
  • Visits from area Mardi Gras “krewes” during Mardi Gras season
  • Organized games, crafts, bingo, activities
  • Performances by local musicians, entertainers and theater groups

While staying at the hospital, your child will be informed of weekly activities planned by the child life department. For questions regarding events and visiting groups, contact Tommie Hazen, child life coordinator, at 318-226-4215 or by email.