The idea of spending Christmas in the hospital is hard for children to accept. While it is often necessary for these small patients to receive important care through the holidays, they just don’t like it.
Special meals, familiar songs, and employees dressed in costumes are some of the ways Bayhealth brightens the holidays for our Pediatrics patients.
This week, several generous community members have also contributed to the festivities on Pediatrics.
Win and Carolyn Kipp, of Felton, presented dolls, cars, and other toys to Bayhealth Kent General Pedatrics Nurse Manager Pamela Laymon, BSN, RNC-LRN.
“These gifts will make a big difference for our patients,” said Laymon. “We are grateful for anything that makes a child smile.”
CeCe Babbit, vice president of Burke Equipment Company, in Dover, was accompanied by two of her grandchildren, Lily and Cameron, on her annual trip to Bayhealth Kent General to present a cartload of stuffed teddy bears, dogs, monkeys, and other animals.
Burke Equipment, Grace Church of Dover’s Sunday school, and Pratt Insurance Co. contributed the animals.
Four enormous stockings filled with games, coloring books, crayons, and other toys were given by representatives from WSFS Bank.
“We are very touched,” said Laymon. “Every one of these gifts will help us help the children we care for.”
Top photo: CeCe Babbitt with grandchildren Lily (L) and Cameron (R). Bottom, left: Pam Laymon, Win Kipp, Carolyn Kipp. Bottom, right: Diane Simone, vice president of retail banking, Smyrna Banking Office. Pam Laymon. Laura DiPrinzio, marketing specialist, WSFS Bank Center. Stephanie Heist, vice president of corporate brand, WSFS Bank Center. Jennifer Williams, assistant manager, Smyrna Banking Office.