Take The Scare Out Of Emergency Care: SOMC To Host Teddy Bear Clinic

MANAHAWKIN ― Children and families are invited to a free, fun event on Saturday, June 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Emergency Department of Hackensack Meridian Southern Ocean Medical Center. 

Children can bring their stuffed animal with a rip or tear that can be mended, or receive an annual check-up from doctors and nurses. 

This event provides an opportunity for children to experience a hospital visit without anxiety by meeting the clinical staff who will compassionately and skillfully care for their stuffed buddies’ boo-boos with x-rays and first aid supplies.  Measurements and weights will be recorded on certificates for each child to take home.  

This is a free family event. Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the lobby of  the Emergency Department, 1140 Rt. 72 West, Manahawkin, NJ, 08505.