Children's Hospital Initiative - Disney’s Commitment
Disney’s long-standing commitment to deliver comfort and inspiration to families with children facing serious illness dates back to Walt Disney himself, who would visit with children in hospitals, often accompanied by Disney characters and animators, to bring children moments of joy. In 2018, Disney announced a five year, global commitment of $100M in company resources to help reimagine the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals.
When families have a child facing serious illness, they describe the journey as one where they face moments of high anxiety and stress and feel alone. Disney’s focus is to help ease the stress of a hospital stay using the very best of Disney’s timeless stories, beloved characters and legendary creativity to weave together an experience that is more personalized and comforting for patients and families during their time at the hospital.
The Walt Disney Company and Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children’s Hospital is the first hospital to work with Disney in this comprehensive new approach. As the largest children’s hospital in the United States, recognized as a national leader in pediatric health, Texas Children’s Hospital will add valuable insight in collaboration with Disney on these and other new experiences.