Brighten a Child's Hospital Stay.
Meet Betu Wagari. Betu is a 5th grader from Portland. For her summer vacation, Betu decided to do something remarkable. She took it upon herself to make our hospital’s pediatrics rooms more appealing, more comfortable, and more welcoming for our most vulnerable patients: the kids of rural Negele Arsi. “When I came here last year, I noticed that all the rooms looked the same,” she says. “But as a kid, I know that hospital rooms can be scary and uncomfortable. So I wanted the kids to feel as relaxed as possible and make them less scared during their stay.” Betu says she had “pretty solid idea” about how she wanted the rooms to look and the experience she wanted to evoke. “I wanted the kids to feel like they were coming to visit a welcoming play area to take their minds off whatever is making them uncomfortable enough to come to the hospital and stay here for a day or more,” says Betu.
Your Gift Can Improve Medical Outcomes.
A child-friendly healing environment helps improve a patient outcomes.Your gift to our Patient Care Fund will be used to provide care, medications and improvements for patients in our pediatrics unit. According to Negele Arsi General Hospital pediatrician Dr. Belay Leta, outcomes improve when children are relaxed and comfortable. “In a caring environment such as this, our most vulnerable patients are more likely to take medication, it will be easier to undergo procedures — from the simplest procedures such as checking vital signs to more complex procedures like administering vaccines and the like.”
Kids Deserve Gold Standard Care too.
Child-centered care, especially in a Pediatrics Unit, is not only attractive, welcoming and beautiful, it is the Gold Standard in patient-centered care. Your gift will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our most vulnerable patients — our children.
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