Prescription Joy is dedicated to bringing Health Care Clowning to the city of New Orleans.
Healthcare Clowning uses humor and human connection to aid in healing patients, families, and even staff members. Prescription Joy creates an environment of joy and healing for all.
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“There is nothing better than watching a child whose life has been turned upside down giggle, laugh, let alone smile for the first time in weeks. The two clowns that came from Prescription Joy were fantastic!! They engaged and connected with her in a short period of time and allowed her to forget where she was for a moment. They allowed her to be a child, something that unfortunately has been stolen from her and I will forever be grateful to the Prescription Joy group for their demeanor, kindness and creative ways. Thank you for bringing us all a little laughter but in particular to our patients. There are numerous studies that show laughter can actually help ease pain and help in the healing process. I would love to encourage them to be a routine part of our inpatient child life program.”
-Dr. Joyce Varghese D.O.
Senior Pediatric Critical Care Staff
Ochsner Hospital for Children
As a child life specialist in the radiology department, my job is to make the hospital an easier place to be; whether that be through education, learning and practicing coping skills, providing developmental support, or making this place a little more normal. Prescription Joy compliments this work, as they engage our patients and families; and bring humor, silliness, and fun to our hospital. The hospital is not an easy place to be, but there are ways that we can make it more normal to support healing and help children feel that coming to the doctor isn’t so hard. Prescription Joy is absolutely critical in supporting that mission and that work. We’re so proud to say they are a part of our team.”
Child Life Specialist, Radiology
New Orleans Children’s Hospital