You are making a good decision in considering a StudentsCare Hospital Buddy Program at your facility. Before coming to your facility, StudentsCare Buddies will go through an extensive training program, developed by Child Life professionals, to make sure that they are prepared for this experience and ready to work with your most vulnerable patients and families.
We will work with your Child Life, Social Work, and Volunteer Services staff to ensure all our students meet your hospital’s volunteer requirements and complete all HIPAA and compliance on-boarding procedures.
We all know long hospital stays can be lonely and boring, especially for children. By providing play opportunities, StudentsCare is helping to normalize the hospital environment for kids. The consistency of StudentsCare Buddies, offers a sense of comfort to parents, often times allowing them to step away from the hospital room and take much needed time for themselves.
Overall, our Buddies help offer seriously ill children and families a temporary reprieve from the physical and emotional demands of hospitalization. We hope you will welcome StudentsCare into your facility. You will see many happy patients, family members, and staff as a result!