Clinical Center News
April 2017

Circus clowns bring fun, laughter to patients

A surprise visit from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns restores the wonder of childhood to three long-term pediatric patients at the NIH Clinical Center March 29.
A surprise visit from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [disclaimer] clowns restores the wonder of childhood to three long-term pediatric patients at the NIH Clinical Center March 29.

A bone marrow transplant patient and her family share music and laughter with two Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns during the clowns' visit March 29.
A bone marrow transplant patient and her family share music and laughter with two Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [disclaimer] clowns during the clowns' visit. The visit was a precursor to the 20th annual Children's Premiere Night put on by the circus the next evening in Washington DC.

Laughter was the best medicine as two Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns give a ringside performance to a cancer patient and her family at the NIH Clinical Center during the clowns' visit.
Laughter was the best medicine as two Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus [disclaimer] clowns give a ringside performance to a cancer patient and her family at the NIH Clinical Center during the clowns' visit.

Stories
Dr. Peter Pronovost speaking about Working Toward High Reliability at the March 22 Grand Rounds
Dr. James Gilman (right), Dr. Thomas E. Price (middle) and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
photo of Dr. James Gilman, CEO of the NIH Clinical Center: I want to hear from you. Only you can make evolutions at NIH. Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, weeks of May 8 – June 19, 2017.
Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns and NIH Clinical Center patient
Dr. Francis Collins (left) and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee (right)
Map of Syria
Yogesh Kalotra (left), Deborah Crawford (center) and Natalia Sampaio Moura volunteer with the NIH Clinical Center's Volunteer Program
Dr. James Gilman speaking to staff at a town hall on April 4
Clinical Center patient Kayla Mills demonstrating the proper hand hygiene routine inside her hospital room on one of the new screensavers added to the Clinical Center's computers in early April
Front view of the Clinical Center
a clinician and a patient with a family member