Esse Health’s Tesson Ferry Office Donates Blankets, Teddy Bears
ST. LOUIS – For the third year in a row, the Esse Health Tesson Ferry Pediatrics & Internal Medicine office made the holiday season a little brighter for 30 children throughout the St. Louis area. The employees made blankets and bundled them with teddy bears before donating them to SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center, Lemay Child and Family Center, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Headquarters.
Photos of the teddy bears and blankets can be found at the following links:
- http://flic.kr/p/dKcfxm - Esse Health Tesson Ferry employees Jera Morse, Erica Laberer and Kathy Kelly and members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop C Headquarters smile with the donated teddy bears and blankets.
- http://flic.kr/p/dKcfuw - Esse Health Tesson Ferry employee Jera Morse (whose father is a State Trooper, not pictured) poses with two Troop C troopers.
- http://flic.kr/p/dKcfqb - Esse Health Tesson Ferry employees Stephanie Berowski and Susie McCreery get ready to donate teddy bears and blankets to the kids at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.
One Esse Health employee suggested Cardinal Glennon because a friend’s son currently receives treatment at the hospital for a tumor. She learned that many children’s parents and family members cannot always be with them while they stay at Cardinal Glennon.
Lemay Child and Family Center was selected for its work in providing high-quality early childhood education in a warm and caring environment. The center’s goal is to strengthen families by promoting children’s healthy physical, cognitive and social-emotional development and by partnering with parents and community. The bears and blankets were given to children at the center’s Breakfast with Santa.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol deals with traffic stops and accidents, which can involve young children as passengers. Giving the troopers teddy bears and blankets to share with these kids provides some comfort in a potentially scary situation.
Esse Health is an independent, St. Louis-based physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. With 34 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, radiology, urology and cardiology. Esse Health is recognized as a leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health, visit www.essehealth.com.