Memorial to Host Teddy Bear Hospital

(March 22, 2012) - The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) will host the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Hospital on Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parking Deck C on the MUMC campus.

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 injury prevention.

Participants to this year's Teddy Bear Hospital can meet representatives from The Children's Hospital at MUMC, SafeKids of Savannah, Coastal Pet Therapy, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Reach Out & Read, 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. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.