In a perfect world, no child would ever have to be hospitalized. Unfortunately, it is a scary reality for many children – and their families – in our community.
In an effort to make their stay in the hospital less intimidating and more kid-friendly, we helped open a brand new pediatric playroom and entryway at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. The Thunder-themed room features all sorts of toys, a Nintendo Wii and – of course – a mini basketball hoop.
Today, we had a little party with some of the wonderful children and nursing staff in the pediatric unit – and who better to get the party started than Rumble and the Thunder Girls?!
“We don’t take time out a lot in any of our jobs or in anything we do, particularly in health care, to stop and celebrate,” said Tim Johnsen, president of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. “Today it was a lot of fun.”
The colorful playroom, which will be the perfect place for patients and their siblings to have fun and relax during their hospital stays, is just another way for us to show our commitment to the Oklahoma Standard.
We are so proud to partner with INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center and support the amazing work the pediatric unit does for more than 2,500 children each year! We hope that the playroom will provide happiness and comfort to many families during a most difficult time in their lives.