The Hospital Education Program (HEP) is dedicated to providing a variety of experiences that help normalize the hospital stay for children and their families at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital.
Throughout the year the HEP plans special events for children and
their families on the 7thfloor of University Hospital and at
the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center (KCRC). These
family-centered functions include events such as a birthday celebration
for the HEP's resident mascot, Charles
Major Claus , and other theme-based parties that add fun, learning,
and enjoyment to the hospital routine. In addition, the
University of Virginia Department of
Athletics works directly with the HEP to coordinate regular team
visits on the 7th floor of University Hospital.
Special events offered through the HEP benefit from the time, talents, and other resources contributed by members of the University community and local residents. Those interested in volunteering at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital should contact the Office of Volunteer Services at (434) 924-5251.
All HEP services are free to children and their families. For additional information, contact (434) 924-2658.