Clinical Center News
September 2017

The force was strong during Star Wars visit to pediatric patients

Star Wars characters posing with two doctors and a patient
Proving that the experience at the NIH Clinical Center is "out of this world," members of the Star Wars costume organization, the 501st Legion's "Old Line Garrison" came to the hospital to visit with pediatric patients. Staff members and pediatric patient Farrah, seen above, enjoyed the July 27 visit at the NIH Clinical Center and The Children's Inn at NIH.

Star Wars Wookiee stands tall above a pediatric patient as she takes a photo of the both of them
Pediatric patient Farrah, dressed in her own Wookiee costume, does a selfie with a Wookiee character in the NIH Clinical Center playroom.

Patient Stacey Paulin with Imperial soldiers
Patient Stacey Paulin poses with Imperial soldiers – and one Wookiee – spanning the Star Wars movie franchise.