Friday, March 4, 2016

Help distract kids (receiving medical care) with DVDs

Besides quality care, one of the biggest things that kids in the hospital need is distraction. In order to help fulfill that need, CoxHealth’s Child Life Specialists are launching a DVD collection drive to benefit kids at CoxHealth. The drive, which goes until March 12, seeks any new or used children’s DVDs (rated G, PG or PG-13) and portable DVD players.

“It’s easy for kids in the hospital to be scared, bored or uncomfortable,” says Rana Post, Child Life Specialist at CoxHealth. “We hope that this drive will produce a lot of new ways to divert their attention while in such situations.”

Areas that will benefit are CoxHealth Surgery Center, Pediatric Urgent Care, Pediatric Sedation in Radiology, Ambulatory Infusion Clinic and Pediatric Rehab at the Meyer Center.

Items can be dropped off in the Child Life office on the first floor of the Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital West Tower. Those wishing to deliver donations should call 417-414-2621 in advance.