A private non-profit hospital in Bethany, Oklahoma, The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital offers Complex Care, Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation, a Pediatric Clinic, and Outpatient Therapy.
They believe that life is sacred, a gift from a loving Creator, and that all children are of equal worth. Because of that belief, they provide state-of-the-art pediatric medical and rehabilitative services. They also strive to provide a compassionate environment consistent with the Christian principles on which they were founded.
The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital was started back in 1898, by Mattie Mallory, who felt God’s call to help the orphans of Oklahoma City. They moved several times, finally settling in Bethany, Oklahoma in 1909.
In 1939, the orphans were moved to the Sunbeam Home in downtown Oklahoma City, and the original orphanage changed its mission to that of a medical center for children.
Today, a wide range of medical services are provided. The Hospital now has more than 475 employees and an operating budget of more than $25 million.
Volunteer opportunities are available to those 17 years of age and older. Training is provided, and no medical experience or knowledge is required. To work directly with patients, you must commit to a service period of at least six months for at least one hour a week.
As of the writing of this article, the following opportunities existed:
- Assisting with Special Education Classes
- Completing Art Projects and Playing Games
- Reading to Patients at Bedside
- Rocking Infants
For more information on volunteering, visit the official Volunteer Program on their website.