(April 1, 2010) - The George and Marie Backus Children's
Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) will host the
20th annual Teddy Bear Hospital on Saturday, April 10. The event
will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hoskins Center on the
MUMC campus (Ranger Road at 66th Street).
Children age 10 and under are encouraged to bring their favorite
teddy bear, stuffed animal, or doll through the mock hospital to
learn some of the ways that hospitals help children feel better.
This fun environment allows doctors, nurses, and technicians to
perform various procedures on the toys, including X-rays, lab
tests, and surgery. At the same time, children get a better
understanding of how hospitals work and learn about wellness and
Participants can meet representatives from Backus Children's
Hospital, SafeKids of Savannah, Coastal Therapy Dogs, Chatham
County Sheriff's K-9 Unit, Children's Miracle Network, Reach Out
& Read, Chatham County Aquatic Center, Amerigroup, Savannah
Chatham Metropolitan Mounted Patrol Unit, and more.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center.