Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has long believed that caring for a sick child goes beyond excellent medical care. The atmosphere or environment surrounding children and their families is also vitally important to both physical and mental health. Rady Children’s has worked hard to develop and expand the use of innovative healing strategies that focus on emotions and the environment.
We seek to comfort patients and families and allay their fears through:
- Our Healing Arts Program (music, art and storytelling)
- Child-friendly facilities
- Art on display
- Peaceful and whimsical gardens
We have combined all that we know about children and their needs with the growing body of knowledge about the interaction of people and places: the impact of light and color, of texture and tone, of sounds and symbols. We turned to the arts, as well as to the sciences, to help our children heal.