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Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach Brings a Day at the Beach to Patients during “Hospital-Style” Boardwalk Carnival

 

Friday, Aug. 5

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Why:
  • More than 40 firefighters wearing beach gear walking pediatric patients around to different craft and game booths
  • Patients stepping inside a giant kid-sized bubble during a “bubble show”
  • Patients in their hospital pajamas playing games and carrying large
    sand pails
  • Pet therapy dogs playing with patients and visiting them at “the beach”
  • Patients getting their faces painted

 

The Michele Rae Crane Foundation is a family foundation set up to honor Michele Rae Crane who died as a young woman after being struck by a drunk driver. Her family set up the foundation that has supported programs and special events in the Child Life Program, such as the hospital grandparent program and literacy programming for patients. The Michael Rae Crane Foundation has supported the beach day event for more than 10 years.

The Child Life Program coordinates events, such as visits from special friends,          to help make the hospital experience more positive for children of all ages.            Child life specialists plan individualized and group programs that help children adjust to their hospital stay and promote the continuity of normal, daily childhood activities.

 

 

Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach is located at 2801 Atlantic Ave. in Long Beach. Come to the Long Beach Memorial lobby and call Cayla Wahl at (562) 544-0487 when you arrive. Parking will be validated.

 

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