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March 2, 2024

Cincinnati Children’s Employee Wins National Award

Special individuals make a difference in our community.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital & Medical Center employee, Mattie Dunn, recently received the second annual Child Life Specialist of the Year award, presented by Delta Air Lines. Dunn has been employed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for 30 years, and she has been a Child Life Specialist for the past seven years. Through creative and personalized work, Dunn helps ease her young patients’ anxiety and fears while providing medical and emotional care.

“I meet patients right where they are,” she says.

Dunn breaks through in a way that patients know that “Ms. Mattie is going to take care of you.”

Dunn received two round-trip Delta tickets and the airline donated $15,000 to further celebrate the prestigious award. Learn more about Dunn’s work as a Child Life Specialist at youtube/oA2QhyouGwQ and be sure to visit