Mary Bridge awarded Mattel Grant to remodel playroom
“We know that being in the hospital can be challenging for kids so we want to make sure we offer them opportunities to play and have fun,” said Rob Lenza, Chief Operating Officer for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. “We are excited that this grant will allow us to improve our recreation options for our patients and families.”
A play area on the sixth floor of the Olympic Pavilion at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital will be updated with new gaming equipment, a computer and a game table. The remodeling project will is expected to be completed this fall. The room will appeal to kids of all ages but will provide extra entertainment for teens.
“One of the difficulties children face during an extended hospital stay is maintaining the joy of childhood through the many procedures and treatments they undergo,” said Children’s Hospital Association President and CEO Mark Wietecha. “The Mattel Children’s Foundation Play Grants will support children’s hospitals in their quest to create healing environments that allow children to engage in play and, frankly, just be kids.”