What patients, families and the medical teams have to say
Our medical team and staff were extremely positive about the impact of the work of the medical clowns. They were amazed and delighted to report that some residents who had been isolated and non communicative were ‘lighting up and talking’ for the first time in months.
Michelle M. Fouts, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, Director of Pharmacy at Laguna Honda and the Medical Clown Project liaison
I could not believe how well the (Alzheimer) residents enjoyed and participated with the medical clowns.
Wife of a patient with Alzheimer’s
They (the medical clowns) are amazing. The residents are awake, alive and participating.
Staff, Alzheimer’s Residential Care Program
It’s an interesting hospital. A good place to be sick and a good place to get better.
Patient on the SNF Unit in response to the clowns.
I’ve seen the clown visits inspire immediate relief from the anxiety of the hospital, in both patients and staff.
The clowns break up the seriousness of the environment and help take patients’ minds away from their medical concerns.
Skilled Nursing Facility Physician
I love my job. All I do is bring the clowns into a patient’s room and watch the magic and laughter unfold. From the hilarious… to the tender moments of ‘wishes come true.’
When the clowns arrive on the unit they immediately brighten the faces of the children and lighten the mood of the parents and staff. We consider the medical clowns to be a valuable part of the team.
Child Life Specialist