Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014
Children who are bedridden or otherwise unable to leave their room at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital will now get entertainment brought to them as Starlight Children’s Foundation, sponsored by Colgate-Palmolive and Stater Bros. Charities, presented four iPad tablets to the hospital on Monday (Aug. 18).
The iPad tablets, loaded with a number of digital animated, educational programming, are expected to keep pediatric patients company and distracted while going through sometimes difficult procedures and treatments.
“One of Stater Bros. Charities’ interests is improving children’s well-being and health, and we would like to help in any way we can to support the ongoing needs of the kids,” said Nancy Negrette, executive director of Stater Bros. Charities. “Some of the children are not even able to leave their rooms because they are receiving treatment, so the tablets, hopefully, will provide them with something to keep them interested and occupied.”
Rebecca Arnett, Colgate-Palmolive sales agency manager, said her company has long been supportive of providing resources to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, including previously partnering with Starlight Children’s Foundation to provide “fun centers,” or mobile entertainment and video game centers, to the hospital.
“It’s very exciting to be here to deliver these resources for the children,” she said. “Just to see them smile when they see these resources also makes you smile.”
Photo Caption: Some of the patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital got to try out the new iPad tablets, loaded with animated, educational programming, on Monday (Aug. 18). Representatives from Starlight Children’s Foundation, Stater Bros. Charities, and Colgate-Palmolive delivered four iPad tablets to the hospital for use by pediatric patients and child life specialists. In the photo, (from top left, clockwise): Lisa Erhart, Acosta; Rebecca Arnett, Colgate-Palmolive; Lindsey Holderness, Stater Bros. Markets; Danielle Oehlman, Stater Bros. Charities; Nancy Negrette, Stater Bros. Charities; Bryan Lopez, 9; and Anderewson Tapia, 7.
About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - LLUCH
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) in the country, and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health (LLUH), the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals, and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”