NEW: Teddy Bear Clinic at spanking-new Northern Westchester Hospital Emergency Department
March 18, 2011
by Martta Rose Kelly
Children ages three and up are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal to Northern Westchester Hospital’s Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. until noon, at 400 East Main Street, Mt. Kisco. NWH physicians and nurses will give these stuffed animals check-ups and will demonstrate casting, suturing, IV therapy, X-rays, and more.
The Teddy Bear Clinic is part of Family Day at NWH’s new Mary & David Boies Emergency Department where visitors will be able to tour the facility as well as the new ambulances, and attend bike safety and Germbusters workshops.
The event is free but those interested in attending are asked to register by calling 914-666-1904 or sign up online at www.nwhER.org.
Northern Westchester Hospital is a designated Planetree facility.
About The Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital Designation Program
The Planetree Patient-Centered Hospital Designation Program is designed to provide a level of consistency in what it means to be a patient-centered hospital while still continuing to promote individuality and innovation in the delivery of care. In order to achieve designation, a hospital must undergo a rigorous, yet collaborative process to verify that it has successfully implemented programs that meet the spirit and intent of the designation criteria. Designated hospitals are nationally recognized by The Joint Commission, which has approved the Planetree designation program as one of the awards that it will recognize on its Quality Check website by featuring the designation in the special quality awards section of each designated hospital’s profile. A complete list of Planetree hospitals is available at www.planetree.org.
About Northern Westchester Hospital
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) provides quality, patient centered care through the right combination of medical expertise, leading edge technology, and a commitment to humanity. Over 600 highly skilled physicians, state-of-the-art technology and professional staff of caregivers are all in place to ensure that you and your family receive treatment in a caring, respectful and nurturing environment.
NWH has established extensive internal quality measurements that surpass the standards defined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) National Hospital Quality Measures. Our high quality standards help to ensure that the treatment you receive at NWH is among the best in the nation. For a complete list of our services, please visit www.nwhc.net.
Contact: Martta Rose Kelly, Public Relations (212) 843-8020 Rubenstein Communications, Inc.
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