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Jackson Hospital Receives Generous Donation For Young Patients

Hospital news | Thursday, June 5, 2008

Saint James School, Staples and the Jackson Hospital Foundation generously donated a mobile video game system to the Jackson Hospital pediatric unit. This new addition allows young patients to escape the reality of their treatment while in the hospital. It helps make their stay a little less frightening and helps pass the time by keeping them entertained.

“We were only in the hospital for a total of one and a half days, but that was enough to cause my six year old to become frustrated from being confined to a bed,” said Susannah Hodges, mother of 6-year-old Mac Hodges who recently was able to use the new video system while admitted at Jackson Hospital. “It truly was a lifesaver. Mac absolutely loved it, and it helped relieve some of the boredom.”

The new system is a Playstation 2 with a 32-inch flat screen television and a mobile cart, which allows it to be checked out and moved from room to room. Patients also have access to various games to include sports related and family friendly games. There are two controllers so patients can also have fun interactive games with their siblings, friends or other family members.

For more information, call 334-293-8805.

Jackson Hospital Foundation

For more than three decades the Jackson Hospital Foundation has channeled support from River Region residents, businesses and industries to expand medical services and facilities on the hospital campus. Donors invest in the community’s health by helping provide emerging technology for the hospital’s physicians and caregivers that ultimately benefit our patients. Recent gifts have included purchase of new telemetry equipment, renovation of emergency and cardiac units and expansion of the nursery. The not-for-profit foundation has targeted several additional areas for expansion based on a growing demand for patient services. For further information on how you can help, call the foundation office at 334-293-6940.

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