Disneyland Partnering with Children’s Hospital of Orange County on New Patient Experiences


As part of the Disney Team of Heroes initiative, the Disneyland Resort has released details of new patient experiences that are coming to Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).

Earlier this year, Texas Children’s Hospital was the first hospital where Disney worked with patient care experts to create “more personalized and comforting experiences for families and patients.”

Now, Disney has announced that nearby CHOC will also be participating in the program.

Disneyland Resort President Josh D’Amaro said of the announcement:

“We are proud to provide our resources and creativity to CHOC Children’s to support the amazing work they do. We hope to deliver some joy to CHOC’s young patients by infusing their hospital stays with some Disney magic.”

As at Texas Children’s, Disney will work with CHOC on customized experiences using the famous Disney characters and the creativity that Disney brings, using storytelling, fun, and interactive technology.

CHOC President and CEO Kimberly Chavalas Cripe adds:

“We are thrilled to partner with Disney to leverage the power of imagination, creativity and make believe in creating memorable experiences for our patients. We believe nothing-especially illness or injury-should put childhood on pause.”

In addition to the new patient experiences, the Disney Institute will work with healthcare professionals on a customized program to supplement the new patient experiences.

The Disneyland Resort’s support of CHOC goes back decades, and in fact, Walt Disney was on the community committee the helped open the hospital. Each year, the community holds CHOC Walk in the Park, a fundraising event where participants get to walk through Disneyland before the park opens.

The Disneyland Resort also donated $5 million that helped build CHOC’s newest tower, which features its own version of Turtle Talk with Crush in the lobby.


Source: Disney Parks Blog

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