Oklahoma City

The Children’s Hospital

Location: 
6th Floor 1200 Everett Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
Founded: 
1998
Children Served: 
16,000
Size: 
6,000 sq ft

The Zone at The Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City opened in early 2010. Modeled after the past Aikman's End Zone, it is a special haven for child patients and siblings, where they can play, explore, learn, socialize and forget the worries of hospitalization. With more than 6,000 square feet, it houses a Theater Room, Kitchen, Teen Lounge, Infant to School Age Room, Library and Craft Space, Chalkboard Art Wall and a Family Resource Room.

The Zone in Oklahoma City has more than 17,000 visits annually by patients, families and community volunteers. In early September 2012, an outdoor space called the “Children’s Village” opened just outside the windows of The Zone – giving it the best views of the hospital. Teammates would like to thank the Robert "Bob" Moore family for their generosity in bringing this Zone to life and their continuing support of its mission.

Sara Jacobson

Director, Patient Experience & Child Life

Sara Jacobson has been at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City since 2003. Sara transitioned to Marketing Program Development Manager for The Children’s Hospital in 2007. From 2007 to 2010, Sara worked hand in hand with the Child Life Department, Teammates for Kids, the Troy Aikman Foundation and other community organizations in making The Zone’s reconstruction a reality for The Children’s Hospital. Just after The Zone’s grand re-opening in 2010, Sara became the Director of Patient Experience and Child Life.