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Hospital Wear
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Hospital Wear

Designed to support a child’s mental wellbeing from the start of their hospital stay

Hospital wear is often a source of discomfort for hospitalized kids. It leaves them feeling exposed or embarrassed in an already overwhelming situation, and the transition from their own clothes to hospital gowns is one of the highest stress moments in a child’s hospital journey.

Starlight Gowns replace uncomfortable and embarrassing hospital gowns with ones that are high-quality, comfortable, and brightly colored. Plus, they’re specially designed with snaps on the sleeves and ties down the side to provide better coverage for kids and easier access for hospital staff during medical procedures. Best of all, kids love to wear Starlight Gowns!

  1. 92%

    strongly agree that their child feels better about how they look in a Starlight Gown than a traditional hospital gown

  2. 87%

    of staff report that the Starlight Gown’s design makes performing routine tasks easier and more efficient for medical staff and less stressful for children

  3. 86%

    of staff report that Starlight Gowns make it easier for medical staff to build rapport with seriously ill children and their families

  4. 434,500

    Starlight Gowns have been distributed to seriously ill kids

Starlight Impact Story

Supporters like Disney make it possible to deliver Starlight programs with a bit of magic, like providing Disney-themed Starlight Gowns to bring smiles to hospitalized kids.

Patients at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia, are so grateful for their Disney-themed Gowns and hospital staff have already seen their impact.

"Just last week, we had a toddler refusing her breathing treatments and crying—until her Minnie Mouse-themed Gown arrived! She loves Minnie Mouse and was all smiles and cooperative with her treatment from that point forward,” said Deanna Certified Child Life Specialist at Piedmont Athens Regional.

Starlight Kid Wearing Minnie Mouse-Themed Hospital Gown
Our Impact
434,500+

Starlight Gowns have been given to children at 530+ hospitals & pediatric units in all 50 states since 2016

$35 can provide a comfy and colorful gown to a seriously ill kid

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Starlight Hospital Wear's Impact

  1. Socialization

    Socialization

    The colorful gowns are a conversation starter with everyone from clinical staff to other patients

  2. Procedural Support Illustration

    Procedural Support

    Clinicians can easily perform routine medical procedures with multiple points of access

  3. Emotional Support Illustration

    Emotional Support

    Choosing an outfit provides an outlet for kids to express emotions and identity through their appearance

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