Hospital Outreach Program
The Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) takes weekly activities to children and families on the Hematology/Oncology Floor (8QB), Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and outpatient hematology/oncology clinic at Children’s of Alabama. HOP allows us to meet families soon after diagnosis and provide life-enriching programming for them through some of the most difficult times of treatment.
Twice a month Smile-A-Mile program staff provides hospital-wide activities through the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), further expanding our mission and meeting the needs of those we serve.
Many of HOP’s activities mirror the programs that occur at the six annual camp sessions. These activities are designed to promote psychological and emotional healing. Some activities include:
- Creating art
- Creating camp buttons
- Playing games
- Making silly faces in the photo booth
- Cooking and making pottery
The most meaningful parts of this program are the friendships and support systems that are created between these patients and their families as they participate.
We believe caring for the medical team is an important part of our mission. One way we are accomplishing this is through providing meals, treats,
and activities. This encourages fellowship among the Hematology/Oncology staff and shows our appreciation for their support and commitment.