TMC Child Life specialists ensure children and families have the most positive health care experiences possible. Our child life specialists meet the social, emotional and psychological needs of our young patients.

With funding from Children’s Miracle Network, our child life specialists have the tools to help children feel as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay. Whether it’s showing a movie while the child undergoes a fluoroscopy test or facilitating a medical play session, child life specialists provide age-appropriate distractions for children. They help prepare their patients for medical procedures using anatomical dolls and other tools to reach children at their individual development level. And, with the tree library, outdoor courtyards, video-game room and playroom, children just might have a little fun while they are here.

Child life specialists work throughout the hospital, including the pediatric units, radiology, surgery and emergency departments. 

College students wishing to pursue an internship in Child Life at TMC for Children can contact the department, (520) 324-1154.