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Lake Regional Cares for Kids Festival Scheduled Oct. 20

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Kids and their families are invited to the Lake Regional Cares for Kids Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, in the hospital’s main parking lot. A free hot dog lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants can tour the Lake Regional Emergency Department and take a look inside emergency vehicles, including a fire truck, ambulance and helicopter. Kids also can have fun with pumpkin painting, games, crafts, clowns and more activities. The first 200 children, ages 10 and under, will receive a free Lake Regional Cares for Kids T-shirt.

“Lake Regional is proud to care for patients of all ages, beginning at birth,” said Tom Williams, Lake Regional vice president of Employee and Community Development. “We opened our Women’s and Children’s Unit with a new Family Birth Center earlier this year. In addition, Lake Regional has pediatricians and family practitioners who treat children in our primary care and Express Care clinics. We also care for pediatric patients in several of our specialty clinics, for example at Lake Regional ENT & Audiology and Lake Regional Orthopedics. Lake Regional Speech Therapy offers evening hours to make scheduling more convenient for students. Our emergency department has a designated pediatric room with kid-friendly furnishings, and we have a Level II Nursery in our Lake Regional Family Birth Center. This festival is our chance to highlight all the ways Lake Regional cares for kids.”

Parents and caregivers can take advantage of free car seat checks. They also can interact with Lake Regional physicians, nurses and staff.

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Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to the residents and visitors of the lake area. The medical staff includes pediatricians, family medicine providers and a pediatric hospitalist who provide outpatient, emergency and nursery care. To learn more, visit