LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Infusionarium is a fully immersive interactive treatment space in a hospital environment where children can decide what is their 'best healing place' and then experience it while in the hospital," said Dr. Mark Mogul, Member of the Baycare Pediatric Cancer Team.
Isabella Ramirez, one of the hospital's adolescent cancer patients, adds that she was treated in standard chemotherapy rooms first, and then got to experience swimming underwater and flying without wings in the Infusionarium. Isabella says, "It's a life changing experience that we want to give all kids when they come into the hospital."
Reimagine Well currently has an extensive library of patient requested immersive healing experiences, live events, and rich media learn guides that patients and families are able to share with one another and experience as a community.
Scott Fink, one of St. Joseph's Hospitals Foundation board members, met the former Disney Imagineer that created the Infusionarium while watching patients connect live to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The patients were escaping the walls of the hospital and the harsh challenges of their chemotherapy. He decided he would bring the idea to St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa.
Dr. Mogul acknowledges that keeping your spirits up and being positive plays a big part in the recovery process. "Cancer affects the entire family. It's more than just physical, it's very emotional. And having a very safe and supportive place where nothing medical has to happen is great for us as caregivers."
About Reimagine Well
Reimagine Well provides a proprietary platform and programs that are designed for chemotherapy, dialysis, physical therapy, assisted living, radiation therapy and more; and has compiled an extensive library of patient-requested immersive healing experiences and disease specific 'Survival Guides' hosted by clinicians, scientists, and medical experts. Each guide provides segmented instructions and resources for patients designed to educate and support them through the patient journey.
Roger Holzberg and Leonard Sender, MD, founded Reimagine Well. Dr. Sender is a specialist with the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's Hospital in Orange County, California, is board certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is a clinician and a researcher. Roger Holzberg is the founder of My Bridge 4 Life, a former award-winning Disney Imagineer, the first consulting Creative Director of the National Cancer Institute and a 13-year cancer survivor.
SOURCE Reimagine Well