The Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation is enabling Oswego Health to accommodate the hospital’s youngest emergency department patients by providing a $10,000 donation to design a pediatric friendly room.
Oswego Hospital’s emergency services department is staffed 24 hours a day by board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and nurses. In 2018 alone, the emergency department treated 2,823 patients younger than 13 years old and 1,485 patients between the ages of 14-18.
“As you can imagine we have a significant number of pediatric patients each year in the emergency department and it’s important to the physicians and staff that while these young patients are here that they are as comfortable as possible,” said physician Wajeeh Sana, Oswego Health emergency services medical director. “By providing both a comfortable environment and age-appropriate activities they will be more at ease.”
With the support from the Jim and Juli Boeheim Foundation along with a previous donation from Little Lukes in 2018, the renovations to create a kid-friendly space will begin in 2020.