Disney Transforms Learning Center for Critically Ill Children in Thailand Hospital
September 12, 2023
The Walt Disney Company and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH), The Thai Red Cross Society unveiled a reimagined learning center to enrich the learning journeys of critically ill children of all ages. The refurbished center features murals of beloved Disney, Pixar, and Marvel characters; a technology area to facilitate learning via iPads; as well as a dedicated play area and reading zones.
The collaborative effort is aimed at creating a vibrant and conducive learning environment that can ease the anxiety of hospital stays and enable a captivating and joyful learning experience for critically ill children at KCMH.
“This effort comes as part of the visionary efforts of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as an Executive Vice President of the Thai Red Cross Society, to integrate information technology into education. Through this project, we hope to nurture imaginative thinking and innovative ideas and cultivate a captivating and joyful learning journey”, said Associate Professor Chanchai Sittipunt, Director of KCMH/Thai Red Cross Society and Dean of Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine.
“We are honored to collaborate with KCMH on our first children’s hospital initiative in Thailand. Disney is glad to play a part in reimagining the patient experience in children’s hospitals and through our timeless storytelling and characters, deliver joy, hope, and comfort to children and families when they need it most,” said Vineet Puri, Vice President and General Manager of The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.
To commemorate the launch of this refurbished learning center, Associate Professor Rattaplee Pak-art MD, FACS, Deputy Director for Supporting services, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, The Thai Red Cross Society, alongside the KMCH management team, took part in a celebratory event on the 12th floor of Chulalongkorn Hospital on September 4th, 2023.
About King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, The Thai Red Cross Society
KCMH – King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH), an esteemed, public general and tertiary referral hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, stands as a cornerstone of healthcare excellence and academic distinction. Operated under the esteemed Thai Red Cross Society and serving as the teaching hospital for Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Medicine, KCMH holds a position of eminence in the nation’s medical landscape.
With an impressive in-patient capacity of 1,435 beds, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital stands as one of Thailand’s largest and most reputable medical institutions. Its pivotal role as a premier teaching hospital affiliated with Chulalongkorn University underscores its commitment to fostering the highest standards of medical education, research, and patient care.
For more information, please visit www.chulalongkornhospital.go.th
About Disney’s children’s hospitals initiative
For almost 100 years, Disney stories have been a source of imagination and hope for children of all ages. Walt Disney himself visited hospitalized children with Disney animators and characters to bring young patients moments of joy when they were needed most. Today, this legacy is reflected in Disney’s $100 million global commitment to help reimagine the patient experience, providing familiarity and optimism during an otherwise anxious time for kids and the people who care for them. As part of this commitment, Disney brings the positive power of its stories, characters, and immersive experiences to more than 700 children’s hospitals and pediatric places of care around the world. Learn more about Disney’s commitment to delivering joy and comfort through the power of stories at joy.disney.com