Whether it’s participating in a nice, fun break in a hectic day, sitting for a moment of peace to reflect or finding a quiet place to pray or meditate, gratefully, there are many options for employees on Cook Children’s Medical Center campus.
In response to the current situation, the Child Life Zone has opened its doors for a “respite” for employees from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. During these times, you are welcome to stop by for a break away from the stress of your daily work with a variety of fun options, like playing in the game room, reading in the library, doing art projects in Zone Central, virtual concerts or even performing karaoke on Wednesdays. Please note that only 10 employees will be allowed in at a time to ensure we practice responsible social distancing.
When you think of these chaotic times, it’s hard to believe that there would be any places on-campus that offer serenity to collect your thoughts. But, in fact, we have several.
Located on the second floor of the main hospital, our chapel offers anyone seeking a place to pray a refuge from the storm we are navigating through, just like Noah’s ark during the Great Flood depicted in the chapel’s beautifully crafted stained glass.
Across from the South Tower, a similar escape awaits in the Dillard Family Garden. With its tranquil fountains, meticulously maintained lush landscaping and ample shaded seating areas, this outdoor oasis is ideal for those in need of fresh air.
Similarly, just across the Dillard Family Garden, our Walk of Honor provides a retreat from the hustle and bustle of our days. Surrounded by the names of those that selflessly gave life-saving organs, it’s a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made and the lives touched by the work that happens in our halls.
With all these options at your disposal, hopefully you can find the right answer for you when you ask yourself the question, “Where can I go to find a little peace in this storm?”