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St. Joseph Healthcare Displays Local Student Artwork

Local school children’s talent is now on display in the St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department. Art in the ED is the name of the program launched to help alleviate the fears of young hospital visitors, as well as recognize the talent of local school children.

The St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department treats hundreds of children every year. Coming to the hospital can be stressful and scary to youngsters, particularly in the event of an emergency. To help calm our pediatric patients and create a colorful and inviting space, Art in the ED features student artwork on display in the pediatric waiting area.

The Helen S. Dunn School in Greenbush is the third school to participate in the new program. Students in first through eighth grade have generously shared their work to help make the pediatric waiting area more comfortable for their peers. Each artist’s name and the school are on display, and each child will receive a special certificate for their work and generosity in sharing it with St. Joseph Healthcare to help other children. Children and their families are welcome to stop by the Emergency Department at any time to view their work while it is on display.

The St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department is equipped to handle pediatric emergencies of all types, including a crib specifically dedicated to the Emergency Department and supplies to care for even the smallest of children. St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Department nurses are Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) trained, and the ED’s board-certified emergency physicians are specially trained to care for acute pediatric problems including emergencies. St. Joseph Hospital’s Emergency Department is here to quickly care for your entire family – no matter how young or old.