Teddy Bear Hospital offers fun experience for kids and stuffed pals in Loveland
Where to go
WHAT: The fifth annual Teddy Bear Hospital, a fun way for children to experience a hospital setting without the fear factor of being involved in an actual emergency.
WHEN: 8 a.m. to noon June 1.
WHERE: Medical Center of the Rockies, 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., Loveland.
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: To see photos from the 2012 Teddy Bear Hospital event at MCR, click here.
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Kids can get a little TLC for their favorite stuffed animals or dolls from 8 a.m.-noon June 1 at the fifth annual Teddy Bear Hospital event at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland
Parents and children alike will be able to learn about being healthy, staying safe and preventing injuries at the event. Emergency room doctors, nurses and technicians will be on hand to perform mock procedures on the stuffed critters and dolls.
This year, the first 100 children also will receive a free mini teddy bear.
“The Teddy Bear Hospital gives children a chance to experience and see the emergency department without the fear factor of being involved in a real emergency situation. They also get to see how compassionate we are when we care for their teddy bears and dolls,” said Ramona Perkins, a staff nurse in the emergency department at MCR. “Plus, it allows the emergency staff to give back to the community, which we love.”
The free event will include games along with booths and activities provided by several community partners, including:
- Loveland Fire Department
- Healthy Kids Club
- MCR Therapy dogs
- Air Link
- UCHealth EMS
- Thompson Valley EMS
In addition, parents will get a chance to register for a free Mini iPad.
The event includes refreshments and will be held at a new location on the west side of the hospital, which is located at 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave., northwest of the intersection of Interstate 25 and U.S. 34. Signs will guide visitors to the location.