Cara Graneto, CCLS
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As the Child Life Specialist for both the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Cara seeks to minimize the stress and uncertainty of the medical setting for patients and families through procedural preparation and support, diagnostic education and therapeutic play.  In both PICU and NICU, she collaborates closely with the interdisciplinary teams to help families cope more effectively in an unfamiliar setting and promote continued growth and development throughout a patient’s hospitalization. 


Cara earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Psychology from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Child Development at The Erikson Institute of Child Development, in Chicago, Illinois.  Prior to coming to BBCH, in the Spring of 2018, Cara worked at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, as an inpatient Child Life Specialist in the Neurology, Pulmonology and Bone Marrow Transplant units and provided consulting services to the NICU, Radiation Oncology and Children of Adult patients for seven years.