by Angela Giacobbe
Dignity Health’s Inland Empire hospitals, St. Bernardine Medical Center and Community Hospital of San Bernardino joined the Great Kindness Challenge, a nationwide kindness movement which challenges elementary, middle and high school students worldwide to complete at least 50 acts of kindness in one week.
This is the fourth year Dignity Health has been the presenting sponsor of the Great Kindness Challenge.
In support of this effort locally, St. Bernardine and Community Hospital have each partnered with the San Bernardino Unifi ed School District and Diocese of San Bernardino to bring kindness to over 37,000 students.
Today, Wednesday, January 25th, Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center hosted a kindness teddy bear clinic for third and fourth graders at Holy Rosary Academy in San Bernardino.
A physician will work with students to give bears a “checkup.” Students also created get-well cards for hospital patients.
Third and fourth-grade students participate in Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center’s Great Kindness Challenge event at Holy Rosary Academy. Hospital physicians and staff led the students in a teddy bear clinic to demonstrate the importance of showing kindness to patients and each other.
Victor Waters, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center participated in the Great Kindness Challenge event at Holy Rosary Academy. Dr. Waters was one of many hospital employees who volunteered to help the students accomplish many of the kind acts they were working to complete this week.