Featuring Nurse Katrina E., 4th Floor
I couldn't be more proud to work at Randall Children's Hospital and feel there are many services that make our hospital so special and unique. One of these services is our hospital school program. As a nurse, I know how important it is that our patients receive exceptional, quality medical care... but I also know so much of healing involves positive social interactions and establishing a sense of normalcy.
I remember one patient who was very hesitant to attend school, but after her first day her smile and energy told a very different story. We posted her school work all over the room for everyone to admire and she was able to meet other kids who were in similar situations. Slowly, a difficult situation turned into a "not so bad" situation.
The school at Randall gives children the opportunity to learn, ask questions and meet other children. Our skilled teachers work with our patients at whatever level they are ready for and are also able to tailor their teaching to address the child's individual needs. I encourage every patient to attend school at least once because you never know how you'll like it until you give it a try.