Brandon, Florida (October 29, 2013) – Brandon Regional Hospital announces that its Pediatric Center will conduct a “Teddy Bear Clinic” at The Emergency Center at Plant City, 3065 James L. Redman Parkway in Plant City, Florida on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 am to 11 am. Children are invited to bring their own teddy bears and doctors and nurses of the Teddy Bear Clinic will help find out why their friend is not feeling his or her best and will help them feel better. Children will also learn a little bit more about hospitals and how they help the children their families feel better when they are sick or hurt.
The Teddy Bear Clinic will include:
· Registration – The hospital people will take the name of your teddy bear and give him a hospital ID bracelet
· Triage – Nurses will ask where your bear hurts
· Radiology – Members of the clinic will take pictures of the inside of your bear to help us see why he or she feels so bad
· Laboratory – A nurse will take blood from your bear to help us in deciding why he or she hurts. Children are encouraged not to worry because their teddy bear won’t feel a thing.
· Respiratory Treatment Room – Doctors and nurses will listen to the bear’s lungs and perform a test to make sure their lungs are healthy.
· Overall doctor’s Exam – The doctor will examine your bear from head to toe and ask you where the bear hurts. They will look at all the tests and tell you what is wrong with the bear and help them feel better.
Brandon Regional Hospital’s Emergency Center at Plant City recently celebrated its first anniversary of service to the community.
About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a proud member of the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services. BRH is a 398-acute care facility which includes a 25-bed Behavioral Health Center. BRH holds the following certifications:
· The first hospital in Hillsborough County to receive accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from The Society of Chest Pain Centers.
· The three star award for excellence in cardiac surgery – the highest award given by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
· Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission.
· The Bariatric Center of Excellence award by the American Society of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
· The Brandon Regional Hospital Echocardiography Lab has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in the area of adult transthoracic by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).
In addition, BRH offers quality patient care services including:
· The Women’s Center at Brandon Regional Hospital, which includes The Baby Suites, Level III NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), and new in-patient rooms for gynecology and anti-partum patients.
· The Reflux Center, which has developed a comprehensive approach for the diagnosis and treatment of acid reflux disease by combining highly skilled physicians and the latest technology to provide effective solutions.
· The Behavioral Health Center a 25 bed unit which emphasizes the importance of instilling hope with group and individual psychotherapy, medication assessment, psycho-educational group, family support and education groups, and interventions designed to guide the mind, body, and spirit to recovery.
· The Heart & Vascular Center offer the latest diagnoses and treatment options in neurological, spine and cardiac conditions.
Brandon Regional Hospital has recently initiated a program to only perform elective deliveries at 39 weeks gestation unless medically indicated. Although this initiative is becoming wide-spread throughout the nation, Brandon Regional Hospital and HCA implemented this initiative before it became a national movement.
Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. For more information contact Patricia Montgomery, 813-571-5105 or go to BrandonRegionalHospital.com.