Special Events

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. The HEP also believes that opportunities for learning should extend beyond hospital walls. Just as public schools may enhance the educational experience by providing special guest speakers and performers, pediatric patients may also choose to enjoy visits from local educators, athletes, or entertainers.

Special events offered through the collaborative efforts of the HEP, Child Life, and Volunteer Services benefit from the time, talents, and other resources contributed by members of the University community, local residents, and out-of-town visitors.