UR MIRACLE MOMENT CAME to us through the eyes of
a child. An apprehensive 7 year-old girl had come to CHRISTUS Santa
Rosa Childrens Hospital for day surgery that day. She was
unnerved by the unusual events that might lie ahead and became a
bit unruly when it was time for her lab tests to be done. Hoping
that the lab phlebotomy team could better manage the situation and
calm this frightened little girl, she was brought to the laboratory.
phlebotomist, sporting a friendly smile, directed our tiny patient
to the procedure room, but she seemed determined not to go in. That
is, until the door opened, and she noticed our new dinosaur exam
table, a gift from the Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital Foundation.
In fact, this happened to be the dinosaurs first week on the
Suddenly, the childs frowns and anxiety turned
to smiles and comfort as she rushed over to take a closer look at
her new friend. She clamored onto the dinosaur, glanced around,
and was put further at ease when she noticed colorful images of
butterflies and dragonflies on the ceiling. In no time, our phlebotomist
was able to collect the lab tests she needed.
We thank the Santa Rosa Childrens Hospital
Foundation for purchasing this special gift, which will help calm
hundreds of young patients fears and anxieties for years to
come. What a difference a dinosaur makes!
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care
San Antonio, Texas