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NEWS | April 9, 2014

Stuffed animals bring smiles to UC Davis Children's Hospital patients

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

Photo of Audrie Holguin
Patient Audrie Holguin picks out a bunny. Watch the video.

UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients were “hoppy” to receive a new stuffed bunny friend, thanks to a donation by USE Credit Union.

More than 50 stuffed bunnies and lambs were donated to bring springtime cheer to pediatrics patients. From a pastel sea of pink, purple, white and blue, patients had the chance to pick the right friend for them.

"We want to thank USE Credit Union for their thoughtful donations over the years. Our patients really enjoyed choosing a new stuffed animal this year," said Diana Sundberg, manager of the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department.

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.