Patients “Compete” in Mercy Kids Winter Olympics

February 14, 2014

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ST. LOUIS - Kids hospitalized at Mercy Children’s Hospital got into the spirit of the Olympic games this week with fun, activities including opening ceremonies, bed bobsledding, Olympic flag making, tricycle race, Olympic ring toss, hockey shot, curling rings, bubble brigade, marshmallow toss and face painting.

A volunteer team of pediatric specialists and other co-workers plan special events to make sure kids who are hospitalized get a chance to enjoy their time in the hospital.

The Mercy Kids Winter Olympics is a way to get kids interested in the Olympics through light-hearted games and fun, but at the same time distract them from their illness and other things that occur while they are hospitalized.

Mercy Kids is a network of pediatric care dedicated to meeting the needs of every child, every day.  It is powered by more than 700 pediatricians and family doctors in partnership with 125 pediatric specialists.  Anchored by two acute care pediatric hospitals in St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., Mercy Kids offers a full range of services to support healthy childhoods, including pediatric, specialty and educational services.

 

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