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Driscoll Children's Hospital turned into Teddy Bear Hospital for the day

Posted: 1:27 AM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-11 02:27:11-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Some "bear"y special patients were given a little extra care at Driscoll Children's Hospital on Tuesday.

Young patients at the hospital got a chance to play doctor with newly gifted teddy bears.

The furry patients were getting full exams, hooked up to IV's, lab work and even X-rays. The Teddy Bear hospital is designed to get the young patients familiar with medical procedures and equipment being used in their treatments.

"It really helps them gain an understanding of what happens when they have to go through that process themselves. And when the kids get to play out what they experience they have a better understanding and it actually helps them cope a lot better," said Abby Youngblom with Driscoll Children's Hospital.

The Teddy Bear Hospital was organized by the Stripes Child Life Program.