One of the biggest challenges for patients and their families is staying motivated and hopeful during long days in the hospital. The Child Life program works to normalize patients' hospital experience to provide children with activities that help them
understand the treatment process while helping them develop new skills, conquer challenges, build self-esteem and a sense of mastery.
Child Life Specialists are developmental experts who provide support and advocacy for children and
their families during critical times when they face traumatic injury, severe illnesses and even end-of-life issues. That support may start in the pediatric emergency room and continue throughout your child's hospital stay and discharge.
Our Child Life program offers:
Pre-surgical hospital orientation/tour
Special Event Celebrations
If your family might benefit from our services, please call 561-882-6334.
We need your support, too.
Our Child Life program receives a portion of their support through the Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to benefiting the patients and families at Palm Beach Children's Hospital and St. Mary’s
Medical Center. This support comes in the form of donations from individuals and businesses that care about the well-being of children facing chronic and acute illness or trauma. If you would like to help bring hope and support to patients and
families in need, please contact us at (561) 882-9182.
Meet our Child Life Team
Brittany Angulo, BS, CCLS Department Manager Certified Child Life Specialist
Lisa Barron, BS Pediatric Office Supervisor Donations and Visiting Groups
Victoria Gillespie, BS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist Pediatric Medical/Surgical Unit
Kimberlyn Jaggers, MS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist General Pediatrics
Taylor Nolan, BS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist Pediatric ER/Trauma
Kaile Jo Scott, MS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist Surgery Department
Jessie Smith, BS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist Surgery Department/Paley Institute
Brie Van Horn, BS, CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, PICU
To contact the Child Life team, please call 561-882-6334.