“Teddy Bear Hospital” Event Will Welcome Children, Families

“Teddy Bear Hospital” Event Will Welcome Children, Families

Children are invited to have their favorite teddy bear, doll or action hero “examined” Sunday, August 12th from 1-3pm at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

Area children and families are invited to bring their bears, dolls, action figures and more to Nathan Littauer Hospital’s first annual “Teddy Bear Hospital” event, scheduled for 1 – 3 p.m. Sunday, August 12 at the Hospital.

During the fun and FREE family event, children will learn about general health, good nutritional habits, and the various types of care provided at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

While their special friends are getting their FREE check-up, children can ask questions about visiting the doctor, learn about the body and good health habits, experience hands-on displays, visit health booths and workshops, enjoy refreshments, and more. Emergency services personnel will also be on hand with an ambulance and LifeNet helicopter. The first 200 children in attendance will receive a FREE backpack.

“Going to the hospital can be scary, but we want children to feel comfortable and supported here,” said Nathan Littauer Chief of Pediatric Services Maruthi Sunkara, MD. “Events like this are a great opportunity for us to welcome members of the community – especially the littlest ones – into our facility and help them start to understand that we’re here to help, and that Nathan Littauer Hospital is a place you can go when you need to feel better.”

No advance registration is required for the Teddy Bear Hospital event, and children of all ages are invited to attend with their parent or caregiver. For more information about the event, interested individuals can visit www.nlh.org.