Blog Aims to Help Youngsters Lead Healthier Lives
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has launched a blog geared towards helping children lead healthy lives.
Centered on the hospital's mascot character, Chris the Apple, the blog provides important information related to pediatric health in a manner that is suitable and engaging to children.
Through his blog, titled "An Apple a Day," Chris the Apple shares his health experiences at St. Chris in a way that helps take the "scary" out of healthcare.
Each week a variety of topics will be highlighted including visiting the doctor, getting a flu shot, how the body works and other pediatric health-related information. Chris will also post health and safety tips and his whereabouts within the hospital.
Since 1875, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher's is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.
The 189-bed hospital is committed to delivering high quality family- and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Its highly acclaimed programs include its Level I Pediatric Trauma Center; Level IIIC NICU, which is the highest NICU designation; Heart Center, Oncology/Transplant; as well as its Burn Center, which is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. In 2009, St. Christopher's achieved Magnet status, which is one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence, and numerous St. Chris physicians were recognized in regional publications as being "Top Docs" in their fields.
To learn more about St. Christopher's, visit www.stchristophershospital.com. St. Christopher's can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StChrisHospital or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/stchrishospital.
SOURCE St. Christopher's Hospital for Children