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					U.S. Hospitals and Hospice Programs Served by Caring Clowns
          For Canadian programs please go to: History of Caring Clowning in Canada

                To have your hospital or hospice clown group added to this list,
              please email Annette Noren, Hospital Clown Directory Coordinator
                                at: annette.noren@comcast.net

Alabama
   Birmingham, Alabama
Children’s Hospital served by The Big Top Clown Alley
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
http://www.chsys.org
Tel: 205-939-9100

Arizona
  Gilbert, Arizona
Contact: Katie Hernandez AKA Sunyflower
tatanana@q.com

 Mesa, Arizona
Contact: Bill Schulte

California
  Chula Vista, California
Chula Vista/Sharp Community Hospital
Contact: Lisa Golden, Director of Volunteers
Lisa.Golden@sharp.com

  La Mesa, California
Grossmont/Sharp Hospital
Contact: Linda vanFulpen, Director of Volunteers
linda.vanfulpen@sharp.com


Los Angeles, California
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
444 S. San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
http://www.csmc.edu
Tel: 310-423-5231

Colorado
   Englewood, Colorado
Health One Swedish Medical Center served by Annette Noren
501 East Hampton Avenue
Engelwood, Co. 80113
http://www.swedishhospital.com
Part of the Volunteer Office Activities of Hospital
Caring Clown information contact Annette Noren, Clown Coordinator 303-989-6550
e-mail: annette.noren@comcast.net
Caring Clown Requirements: New participants must already be a clown. Clowns with less than two
years experience must meet with clown coordinator and partner for an interview regarding motivation
for caring clowning, fit within group, etc. New volunteer must read The Hospital Clown - A Closer
Look by Patty Wooten and Shobhana Schwebke, complete Hospital Volunteer Orientation program,
shadow current clowns in group until ready to complete rounds on own. New volunteer receives
feedback and asks questions following each session at the hospital to ensure all procedures are done
correctly. Must complete refresher test questions from Volunteer Department of Hospital annually.
They have 12 volunteer clowns

    Longmont, Colorado
Longmont United Hospital served by Kathy Shook
1950 Mountain View Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
ATTN: LUH Caring Clowns
http://www.luhcares.org
Part of the Volunteer Office Activities of Hospital
Tel: 303-651-5111
Hospital Website: http://www.luhcares.org
Clown information at: http://www.luhcares.org
Longmont United Hospital Caring Clowns
Laura Kinder - Volunteer Director at Longmont United Hospital
Kathy McGannon - Clown Coordinator 303-772-6932
e-mail: kathymcgannon@yahoo.com
Kathy Shook - Clown education director 303-684-0490
e-mail: sami-ann-the-clown@comcast.net
Caring Clown Requirements: New Clowns must have approved training in Hospital Clowning and be
approved by the LUH Clown Educator or attend the 7 week training course and go through the
mentoring Clown Rounds. Must attend the Hospital‟s orientation, attend a 3 hour refresher course
every two years, recommended refresher orientation every five years. Hospital Requirements: Must
follow LUH Policies for Clown Visitations and abide by LUH Volunteer Policies and Bylaws. Must
attend hospital orientation, must attend a one-on-one volunteer orientation with Director/Volunteer
Coordinator, attend service meetings as scheduled, have formal training in clown and attend an
interview with Clown Chairman one to two times before being approved to clown on own.
The Longmont United Hospital Clowns have 14 volunteer clowns.

The Peaks Care Center served by Kathy Shook
1440 Coffman
Longmont CO 80501
Tel: 303-684-0490
e-mail: sami-ann-the-clown@comcast.net


Connecticut
   Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Children's Medical Center served by Diana Sheard who is sponsored by Star-Lite
Foundation
282 Washington St
Hartford, CT 06106
http://www.ccmckids.org
Tel: 860-545-9000

Hartford Hospital served by Kathy McLaughlin
80 Seymour St
Hartford , CT 06105
http://www.harthosp.org
Tel: 860-545-5000


St. Francis Hospital served by Kathy McLaughlin
114 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06105
http://www.stfrancis.org
Tel: 860-714-4000

Windham Community Hospital served by Kathy McLaughlin
112 Mansfiled Ave.
Willimantic, CT 06226
http://windhamhospital.org
Tel: 860-456-9116

   New Britain, Connecticut
Hospital for Special Care served by Diana Sheard
2150 Corbin Ave.
New Britain, CT 06053
http://www.hfsc.org
Tel: 860-223-2761

   New Haven, Connecticut
Yale New Haven Hospital served by Big Apple Clown Care Unit
20 York St
New Haven, CT 06510-3202
http://www.ynhh.org
Tel: 203-688-4242

   Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford Hospital Hospital served by H.A.H.A. Clowns (a volunteer) group at this hospital
30 Shelburne Rd
Stamford, CT 06902
http://www.stamfordhospital.org
Tel: 203-276-1000

Florida
  Alachua, Florida
Shands at Alachua General Hospital served by Jim Gorgans
Alachua, FL

  Gainesville, Florida
Shands Hospital served by Jim Gorgans
801 S W 2nd Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
Tel: 352-733-0111
http://www.shands.org
Report through the Volunteer Office of Hospital
Gainesville Sunshine Clown alley
http://www.freewebs.com/sunshineclowns/
Contact: Jim “Rusty” Gorgans, Tel: 352 528-6167
e-mail: jgorgans@webkraft.net
Mail: Janet Rodel, 4310 NW 11 Pl., Gainesville, FL 32605
New Clowns required to complete Clowning 101 with alley training for 12 hours required, have
servant‟s attitude, dependable, Must know the Do‟s and Don‟ts of Hospital Clowning. Hospital
Training Requirements: complete orientation which includes Hospital standards, shots.
Follow up with new clowns is done at regular monthly meetings of the alley, group provides own
supplies used at hospital, clinic, etc.
Shands Children’s Hospital & Clinic served by Jim Gorgans
Gainesville, Florida
http://www.shands.org
Tel: 352-733-0111

   New Port Richey, Florida
Community Hospital served by Big Shoes, Big Hearts Caring Clown Unit
5637 Marine Parkway
New Port Richey, Florida 34652
http://www.communityhospitalnpr.com
Tel: 727-848-1733

   Sarasota, Florida
TideWell Hospice served by Hospice Clown Circle, COAI Alley #348
Sarasota, Florida
http://tidewell.org/connections.html#clown
Report through Creative & Caring Connections Program, TideWell Hospice
Clown Group directed by Board of Directors
Contact: Betty “Sparky” Palsgrove
Tel: 941-729-2452
e-mail: bpals@earthlink.net
New Clowns are required to complete 21 hours of training, taught by four (4) experienced clowns of
the group. A minimum of two (2) visits with a mentor is required following training.
Training Requirements include a shadowing visit prior to acceptance to the class, attend all classes
including graduation, must pass a make up and wardbobe evaluation.
Hospice Requirements: Active participation in TideWell Hospice PR events, nursing home visits,
parades, birthday parties, etc.

Iowa
   Cedar Rapids, Iowa
St. Luke’s Hospital served by Chris Montross & The Clown Connection
1026A Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-3026
http://www.crstlukes.com
Tel: 319-369-7211


Maryland
   Easton, Maryland
Shore Health System served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
219 South Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601
http://www.shorehealth.org Tel: 410-770-9054
Clown group website: http://www.bumpertcaringclowns.com/
Clown group email: info@bumpertcaringclowns.com
Bumper "T" Caring Clowns, Inc. P.O. Box 37, Barrington, NJ 08007

   Salisbury, Maryland
Peninsula Regional Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
100 East Carroll Street, Salisbury, MD 21801
http://www.peninsula.org/ Tel: 410-543-7284
Clown group website: http://www.bumpertcaringclowns.com/
Clown group email: info@bumpertcaringclowns.com
Bumper "T" Caring Clowns, Inc. P.O. Box 37, Barrington, NJ 08007


Massachusetts
   Boston, Massachusetts
Children' Hospital of Boston served by Big Apple Clown Care Unit
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
http://www.childrenshospital.org
Tel: 617-355-6000

  Worcester, Massachusetts
UMASS Hospital served by Central Mass. Clown Alley
119 Belmont St
Worcester, MA 01605

Michigan

 Newaygo, Michigan
Newaygo County Commission on Aging
Director: Pamela Greinke
Caring Clown Contact: Pamela Greinke, Tel: 231 689-2100 or 800 689-2100
Contact: Pamela Greinke (Jingles), home Tel: 231 652-1531
greinkep@yahoo.com


New Jersey
 For the hospitals in New Jersey served by the Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Contact the Bumper T.
Caring Clowns at: info@bumpertcaringclowns.com
Clown group website: http://www.bumpertcaringclowns.com/
Bumper "T" Caring Clowns, Inc. P.O. Box 37, Barrington, NJ 08007

   Camden, New Jersey
Cooper University Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103
http://www.cooperhealth.org
Tel: 800-8-COOPER

   Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Cape Regional Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
2 Stone Harbor Boulevard
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
http://www.caperegional.com
Tel: 609-463-2367

   Englewood, New Jersey
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631
http://www.englewoodhospital.com
Tel: 201-894-3000

   Hamilton Square, New Jersey
Robert Wood Johnson Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1 Hamilton Health
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
http://www.rwjhamilton.org
Tel: 609-584-6770


   Marlton, New Jersey
Wiesman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
92 Brick Road
Marlton, NJ 08053
http://www.weismanchildrens.com
Tel: 856-489-4520 Ext. 240

   Mt. Holly, New Jersey
Virtua Memorial Hospital of Burlington County served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
175 Madison Avenue
Mt. Holly, NJ 08060
http://www.virtua.org
Tel: 609-261-7073

   Pomona, New Jersey
AtlantiCare Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
Jimmie Leeds Road
Pomona, NJ 08240
http://www.atlanticare.org
Tel: 609-652-1000

  Ridgewood, New Jersey
Valley Hospital serviced by Call Us Clowns, Inc
P.O. Box 844
Saddle River, NJ 07458
http://www.valleyhealth.com
Part of the Volunteer Office Activities of the Hospital
Caring Clown information contact Lynn Sides, Tel: 201-573-1327
Hospital Clown Group: Call Us Clowns, Inc
http://www.callusclowns.org
email: president@callusclowns.org
Contact: Lynn Sides
Email: sabelyn@yahoo.com
Hospital Clowning Process:
New clowns are taught by the more senior clowns in group, their education consists of 10 - three
hour sessions. In addition, the hospital requirements include: (1) Interview with the volunteer
coordinator, (2) Receipt of a standard hospital volunteer training manual and then tested, (3) required
attendance to a two session orientation, (4) Have two (2) negative TB tests initially, then annual, (5)
ID Badge for security (both street clothes and clown). Clown Training requirements: Hospital
Clowning is part of the 30 hour hours of classes all clowns receive. Caring clowns receive special
hospital instructional book which is reviewed during the class. In addition, during the year, one
hospital clown meeting is held to review any changes.
Clown alley has a hospital coordinator for each hospital serviced responsible for maintaining
communications with the volunteer coordinator at the hospital and completing evaluations.
 Follow up after training consists of the new clowns paired with more experienced clowns and
rotated for exposure, educational material shared during regular meetings and tips/experiences shared
in the monthly newsletter.

   Somers Point, New Jersey
Shore Memorial Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1 East New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ 08244-2387
http://www.shorememorial.org
Tel: 609-653-3543

  Teaneck, New Jersey
Holy Name Hospital serviced by Call Us Clowns, Inc
P.O. Box 844
Saddle River, NJ 07458
http://www.holyname.org
Tel: 201-573-1327
Caring Clown information contact: Lynn Sides
Hospital Clown Group: Call Us Clowns, Inc.
http://www.callusclowns.org
(See Process training, contacts, etc for Ridgewood, New Jersey clown group).

  Voorhees, New Jersey
Voorhees Pediatric Facility served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1304 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
http://www.forkidcare.com
Tel: 856-346-3300


North Carolina

    Hickory, North Carolina
Frye Regional Medical Center served by Charlie‟s Chaplains
http://www.CharliesChaplains.blogspot.com
Contact: Becky Cortino, FRMC Charlie‟s Chaplains‟ Coord
          Sammy Cortino, FRMC Charlie‟s Chaplains‟ Asst. Coord
Pastoral Care Department Volunteer
http://www..AHeart4Clowning.com
Training Programs through website AHeart4Clowning.com. Information freely delivered through site
and multimedia, including AHeart4Clowning TalkRadio Show and The Healing Humor Channel
(„Humor Bit-TV). Purpose to encourage and inspire Hopsital/Caring Clowns and Healthcare Family
Entertainers through the arts.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Rex Hospital served by Linny and Mo Webb
Raleigh, NC




Pennsylvania
For those hospitals in Pennsylvania served by the Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Contact the Bumper T.
Caring Clowns at: info@bumpertcaringclowns.com
Clown group website: http://www.bumpertcaringclowns.com/
Bumper "T" Caring Clowns, Inc. P.O. Box 37, Barrington, NJ 08007

   Abington, Pennsylvania
Abington Memorial Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
http://www.amh.org
Tel: 215-481-2490

   Allentown, Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
P.O. Box 689, Cedar Crest & I-78
Allentown, PA 18105
http://www.lvhhn.org
Tel: 610-969-2264

  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
801 Ostrum Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
http://www.slhn-lehighvalley.org
Tel: 610-954-4000

  Bryn Mawr. Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
130 So. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
http://www.mainlinehealth.org/bm
Tel: 610-526-3058

   Langhorne, Pennsylvania
St. Mary’s Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047
http://www.stmaryhealthcare.org
Tel: 215-710-2096

   Media, Pennsylvania
Riddle Memorial Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1068 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA 19063
http://www.riddlehospital.org
Tel: 610-891-3170



   Norristown, Pennsylvania
Montgomery Hospital Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1301 Powell Street
Norristown, PA 19401
http://www.montgomeryhospital.com
Tel: 610-270-2437

   Paoli, Pennsylvania
Paoli Memorial Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
255 West Lancaster Avenue
Paoli, PA 19301
http://www.mainlinehealth.org/ph
Tel: 610-648-1099

   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hospital of University Pennsylvania (HUP) served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
http://www.pennhealth.com/pahosp
Tel: 215-829-5187

Jeanes Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
7600 Central Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111
http://www.jeanes.com
Tel: 215-728-2131

Pennsylvania Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
http://www.pennhealth.com/pahosp/
Tel: 215-829-3000

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
111 South 11th Street, Suite G2180
233 S. 10th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5098
http://www.jeffersonhospital.org
Tel: 215-955-6222

   Phoenixville, Pennyslvania
Phoenixville Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
140 Nutt Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
http://www.phoenixvillehospital.com
Tel: 610-983-1424

   Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
1600 E. High Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
http://www.pottstownmemorial.com/
Tel: 610-327-7000

  State College, Pennsylvania
Mount Nittany Medical Center served by the Happy Valley Alley of World Clown Association
1800 East Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803
Hospital Website: http://www.mountnittany.org/ Tel: 814-231-7000
Clown Alley Website: http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/theclowns/
Email Hospital Clown Group Leader Betty Hodgson at: hxz@psu.edu
The Hospital Clowns serve through the Volunteer Department of the Hospital.

   West Chester, Pennsylvania
The Chester County Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
701 E. Marshall Street
West Chester, PA 19380
http://www.cchosp.com
Tel: 610-431-5191

   Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
Lankenau Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
100 Lancaster Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
http://www.mainlinehealth.org/lh/
Tel: 610-645-2138
Texas
   Corpus Christi, Texas
Driscoll Children’s Hospital served by 23 member Clowns Who Care group
3533 S. Alameda
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
http://www.driscollchildrens.org
Tel: 361-695-5011

Washington
   Couperville, Washington
Whidbey General Hospital served by Bumper T. Caring Clowns, Inc.
101 North Main Street
Couperville, WA 98239
http://www.whidbeygen.org
Tel: 360-678-7656
   Seattle, Washington
Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center served by Carole "Pookie" Johnson
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
http://www.seattlechildrens.org
Tel: 206-987-2000

Stevens Hospital served by Carole "Pookie" Johnson
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Tel: 425-640-4034

Wisconsin
   Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin served by its own clown troupe
PO Box 1997
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997
http://www.chw.org
Tel: 877607-5280

				
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