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Child Life

The Child Life Department at Shannon Medical Center assists infants, children, youth, and their families in coping with the stress of the healthcare setting, trauma, and illness through the provision of developmentally appropriate interventions such as education, preparation, play, and psycho-social support in order to facilitate healing and coping while reducing fear, anxiety and pain.

A Child Life Specialist assists pediatric patients with the stress of illness, injury, or treatment by providing education, play, emotional support, and opportunities for self-expression.

Elizabeth Bailey BSN, RN, NPD-BC, CCLS, has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. She received her certification as a Nurse of Professional Development and is a Certified Child Life Specialist.

Hear Elizabeth share more about Child Life Services at Shannon.

Our Child Life Specialist, Elizabeth Bailey, can be contacted at 325.481.6198 or

To contribute to the Shannon Child Life program, you can make a donation online at or buy directly from the Amazon Wish List.

Resources for Parents

Reducing Hurt During Needle Procedures

Procedures, especially those involving a needle or poke, can be stressful for children or teenagers.

Please click on your child's provider below for helpful tips and schedule of vaccinations.

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