Birchwood Kids Help Huntington Hospital

Students decorate ceiling tiles for pediatric unit.

Students and staff at Birchwood school made a special-delivery donation to the Huntington Hospital Emergency pediatric unit.

Students decorated 25 ceiling tiles with an underwater-life theme. The students painted the sea creatures and placed their thumbprints on each tile.

Dr. Eric Hoppa, associate director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Huntington Hospital, picked up the ceiling tiles. “These tiles are absolutely beautiful and will help cheer up the children who are in the Pediatric Emergency Department,” Hoppa said. Huntington’s Pediatric ED is a separate 6-bed unit.

“These beautiful and colorful tiles will be able to distract the children having procedures," Hoppa said.  "They will be able to look up at the ceiling and talk about the fish or seahorse, and the tiles will brighten the area and help make it more kid-friendly.”

Team Dawg February 01, 2013 at 11:41 PM
The students and staff at Birchwood School deserve thanks and recognition for making a difference in their community! You are all great examples of Team Dawg Everyday Heroes and we salute you ! Thank you !
Julie February 02, 2013 at 03:59 PM
Must not forgot the very dedicated art teacher, Mrs. Cynthia Grimm, that spent countless hours making this happen. And she was the long term substitute during this project.
Bill L. February 02, 2013 at 10:06 PM
Yes she is a wonderful teacher but unfortunately she was replaced by a "seasoned vet" from another school last week. Sad.
Shant February 04, 2013 at 02:55 PM
Good job Mrs. Michaelian and the Birchwood staff!!!


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