Teddy bear ‘clinic’ at Montefiore

Members of Girl Scout troops 1089, 1091, 1095 and 1096 based out of St. Theresa’s School brought their stuffed animals to the hospital.
Photo by Laura Stone

Montefiore Medical Center’s Wakefield Emergency Department hosted the hospital’s annual Teddy Bear Hospital where youngsters bring their ‘sick’ stuffed animals to the ED and walk through registration, triage, treatment and discharge. The event educates kids about health, and this year’s event focused on prevention, helping kids learn from an early age how to manage their health and avoid hospitalization.

Siblings Dominick and Lindsay DiLattista brought teddy friends Spiderman and Elsa to be examined.
Photo by Laura Stone

Reach Reporter Jaime Williams at 718-260-4591. E-mail her at jwilliams@cnglocal.com.
Physician’s assistant Margaret Montoya helps bandage up Shawn Edding’s teddy bear.
Photo by Laura Stone

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