Starlight
Children’s Foundation

Starlight Children's Foundation NY*NJ*CT is a strong partner of Virtua and Virtua Foundation, supporting many facets of our extensive child life programs with grant funding. Since 2012, Virtua has used funds from Starlight to update waiting rooms at Virtua Memorial and Virtua Voorhees that now provide calming and child-friendly spaces for children and families. Starlight funding also helped to purchase resources our child life specialists can use as distraction tools when children are anxious.

Children and families being cared for at Virtua Memorial have the comfort of a child-friendly waiting area in the hospital’s main emergency department, complete with KidzSpace Game Consoles that encourage therapeutic play and access to iPads. This area can also be used by families visiting the Pediatric Pavilion. Child life specialists can also use new iPads to distract children from the apprehension of medical care and to explain certain illnesses and procedures to them, which ease fears and anxieties.

At Virtua Voorhees, Starlight funding has been used to create a Same Day Surgery “Pediatric Zone” where children waiting for surgical procedures have access to games, toys and electronics in a child-friendly and calming atmosphere.

Virtua Foundation

303 Lippincott Drive, 4th Floor
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856-355-0830

Fax: 856-355-0831
vhf@virtua.org

 

 

Virtua Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization committed to enhancing Virtua's mission through philanthropy.

 

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