Story County Medical Center announced that children’s waiting areas are now available throughout the medical center.
Thanks to a gift from Nevada Rotary Club, waiting areas now have child sized furniture, a bookshelf, nearly one hundred children’s hard covered books and magazines and sustainable wall-mounted games to help distract them from upcoming procedures or waiting for a parent in distress. The main area is located in the central lobby of the medical center. Additional areas are located in the visitor’s lounges of the emergency room and radiology department.
“We were unable to include the costs of children’s waiting areas when we were building this campus, so we are extremely grateful to the Nevada Rotary Club for asking us what we needed to provide children their own place here at the hospital,” said Story Medical Administrator Todd Willert.
At the beginning on the year, Nevada Rotary Club received $2,330 in grant monies funded by Rotary Foundation, which flows through Rotary District 6000. This grant was submitted by the Nevada Rotary District Simplified grant committee headed by Nevada City Administrator Elizabeth Hansen and used to cover the costs of developing waiting areas just for children throughout Story County Medical Center’s new South Campus.
Nevada Rotary Club members, with the help of employees at the Nevada Public Library, selected and purchased several children’s books and magazines. They also worked closely with Samantha Boyd of the Story County Medical Center to select the furnishings needed for completion of this civic project.
For over 50 years, Story County Medical Center, Story Medical Clinics and Story Medical Senior Care have been the trusted providers of high-quality, local healthcare services for the people of Story County. Their new, modern South Campus creates a healing environment that matches the personalized care and clinical expertise of its medical staff. Visit www.StoryMedical.org for more information.