Fall River, Mass. – Saint Anne’s Hospital today announced that it will offer the Friends of Jack Foundation’s Superhero Program to children preparing for a surgical procedure at its facility. The Friends of Jack Foundation, which created the Superhero Program to lessen children’s anxiety in stressful situations through empowerment with a superhero cape and mask, will introduce two superhero-themed Power Wheels for the first time on the SouthCoast in this unique partnership with Saint Anne’s.
“This Friends of Jack Foundation’s program to help children when they need surgery or other medical care will make a big difference in our youngest patient’s experience and help their parents as well. We are truly grateful for their generous donation and ongoing support of this program,” said Mike Bushell, president.
To further enhance the children’s experience, Saint Anne’s has installed a “road” and “traffic signs” from the pediatric pre-op area to the operating room.
“We are so excited to launch our Superhero Program in Saint Anne’s, and to add these Power Wheels to further enhance our children’s experience as they prepare for surgery. Saint Anne’s is the first healthcare provider on the SouthCoast to embrace the idea of the motorized cars, which has been successfully implemented in other ways at hospitals across the country. I am so appreciative to all those at Saint Anne’s who helped make this happen, and share and support this important vision,” said Jill Fearons, Executive Director of the Friends of Jack Foundation.
The Friends of Jack Foundation currently offers the Superhero Program in healthcare, law enforcement and social service settings across the region.
For more information on the Friends of Jack Foundation, visit www.friendsofjack.org or contact Jill Fearons at Jill@friendsofjack.org.