Laughter really might be the best medicine!
A recent study shows adding laughter (in this case through a medical clown) to a child's surgical treatment produced better results and lower costs.
While we don't have any "surgical clowns" on staff at our hospital, we do have a Pre-Op Hop class, which lightens the mood for children about to undergo surgery. Children have fun while learning about what they will experience. We also have amazing child-life specialists who help children adjust to the experiences they're having.
Learn more about the study: http://1.usa.gov/1PudQ9X
Check out the Pre-Op Hop: http://bit.ly/1GDL3dA #pediatric #laughter