The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney Company has announced an innovative plan to dedicate more than $100 million in company resources, including cash, products and services, to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals across the globe. This initiative will roll out over five years, expanding the Company’s rich legacy of supporting children’s hospitals, which dates back to Walt Disney.
The first hospital to work with Disney in this comprehensive new approach is Texas Children’s Hospital. As the largest children’s hospital in the United States, Texas Children’s will add valuable insight in collaboration with Disney on these and other new experiences.
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company greets a patient at Texas Children’s Hospital (Photo courtesy of The Walt Disney Company)
Mark A. Wallace, President and CEO of Texas Children’s Hospital, and Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, display a gift presented by Wallace to Iger in honor of today’s announcement. The framed artwork is a reproduction of an illustration donated by Walt Disney for a fundraising brochure for Texas Children’s in 1952 (Photo courtesy of Paul Vincent Kuntz/Texas Children’s Hospital)
Illustration presented to Texas Children's by Walt Disney in 1952
Robert A. Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, greets a familiar face at a party for patients and their families following the announcement (Photo courtesy of Paul Vincent Kuntz/Texas Children’s Hospital)
In the News
Disney to transform kids’ hospitals with $100M program (NY Daily News)
Walt Disney Company to launch $100M initiative starting at Texas Children's Hospital (ABC 13 KTRK - 3/7/18)
Disney to personalize stays at Texas Children’s Hospital (Houston Chronicle)
Disney 'Imagineers' to customize Texas Children's Hospital (Houston Business Journal)
Texas Children’s and Disney Partner on a New Hospital Experience (TMC News - 3/7/18)