OU Children’s Physicians at The Children’s Hospital will host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, including a Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, Wednesday, March 6, to benefit the Reach Out and Read program.
Brunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., for a minimum donation of $5 to the Reach Out and Read program. Dr. Seuss-themed activities will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. with a silent auction occurring from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in the Atrium of The Children’s Hospital, 1200 Children’s Avenue. The activities are open to the public. For more information, call (405) 271-4407.
Reach Out and Read Oklahoma is part of the national Reach Out and Read network that has the mission to give young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together. OU Children’s Physicians Sooner Pediatric clinic presents its patients with a book when they come for an appointment at no cost to the patient.
THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
At The Children’s Hospital, pediatric staff blends years of training with education, research and technology to improve the lives of children throughout the region. The obstetric emergency room at The Children’s Hospital is a regional referral center for the state, and the neonatal intensive care unit provides the highest level of newborn care in Oklahoma. Children’s is also home to the only 24/7 pediatric emergency room in Oklahoma City. With a family-centered approach to healing, Children’s offers resources from pet therapy to child life specialists who help families cope with hospitalization and illness. From advanced surgical services to general pediatrics, oncology care and more, The Children’s Hospital provides cutting-edge research and treatments through hospital-based and outpatient services.
OU Medicine — along with its academic partner, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center — is the state’s only comprehensive academic health system of hospitals, clinics and centers of excellence. With 11,000 employees and more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practice providers, OU Medicine is home to Oklahoma’s largest physician network with a complete range of specialty care. OU Medicine serves Oklahoma and the region with the state’s only freestanding children’s hospital, the only National Cancer Institute-Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and Oklahoma’s flagship hospital, which serves as the state’s only Level 1 trauma center. OU Medicine’s mission is to lead healthcare in patient care, education and research.