Child Life Program & Services
The Child Life Program strives to empower children and families to cope, understand, and heal as they encounter illness and hospitalization. Opportunities are offered to create meaningful experiences through play, education, preparation, and emotional support.
The Child Life Program has 11 Certified Child Life Specialists, 3 facility dogs, & 1 teacher providing support to children and families in the pediatric units including the PICU, NICU, surgery, outpatient, and inpatient. Over 7000 children are seen each year in the various units with specialties that include oncology, cardiology, neurology, and critical care.
Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento is a comprehensive children’s “hospital-within-a-hospital” that offers on-site 24-hour pediatric and neonatal critical care physicians. Sutter serves 27 counties in Northern CA, Southern OR, and Northern NV by providing a patient and family-centered care approach, with more than 50 board-certified subspecialists and a full medical transport team.