Event Gives a Tour of the Hospital’s ER to the Community’s Youngest Patients
White Plains, NY (May 10, 2012) – Children of all ages are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal or doll to the third annual White Plains Hospital Ted E. Bear Fair for evaluation and treatment by the Hospital’s doctors and nurses on Saturday May 19th from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
The fair gives children a chance to familiarize themselves with a hospital emergency department, as well as hospital staff and procedures. Organized by White Plains Hospital nurses and the Community Relations Department, the event provides children with a fun activity and valuable information, helping to alleviate any fears they may have of the hospital environment.
Bears and other furry patients will receive bandage treatments and check-ups by hospital staff. The fair will also offer members of the community a tour of the hospital’s Emergency Department, renovated and expanded in 2010.
The Ted E. Bear Fair is BYOB (bring your own stuffed bear.) Stuffed animals in limited supply will be provided to those who do not have their own. Valuable information on a variety of children’s safety topics will also be provided. For more information, please call (914) 681-1121.
White Plains Hospital (WPH) is a 292-bed voluntary, not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of offering high quality, acute health care and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas. Centers of Excellence include the Dickstein Cancer Treatment Center, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center, The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center and The Westchester Orthopedic Institute. The Hospital has the busiest Emergency Department in Westchester County, with more than 55,000 visits a year. White Plains Hospital is the only community hospital in Westchester County licensed to perform emergency & elective angioplasty. The Hospital is a nine-time winner of the Consumer Choice Award, an honor given to the nation’s top hospitals by the National Research Corporation, and received Magnet designation in 2012 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. WPH is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and the Stellaris Health Network, Inc. For additional information, visit http://www.wphospital.org.