Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Community Day

Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Community Day


(happy instrumental music) – [Narrator] On August 22nd,
2010, the Denver community welcomed Rocky Mountain
Hospital for children at Presbyterian St. Luke’s. A family healing place full of nature, art, color, and sound. (bouncy instrumental music) Here’s what these children, teenagers, and adults had to say about it. – Actually we’re absolutely excited about the new Rocky Mountain
Children’s Hospital opening up. – I like the second floor emergency room, it was like totally advanced. The guy said that the doctor
while he’s doing surgery, he can talk to people all over the floor if he wants to during surgery so it was totally, it
was like totally awesome, like totally advanced, totally nice. – If they didn’t have the
technology that they did when I was born I wouldn’t have made it. – This is the place where Avery spent her first two weeks of life. – Well we had both of our kids here, we’ve had a surgery on our youngest one. – She lived here basically for two weeks, not in the NICU but on the kids ward. – Surgery on myself. – My son Ty was born a
preemie three months early and was here in PSL and
ended up being in the NICU for about four months. – Surgery on her. – Surgery on our oldest one as well. – Our son Carter has been in
the hospital several times. He was born in PSL and then we been at the Rocky Mountain about every month since February for about seven days. – It’s awesome. It was unbelievable. The doctors were great, and when they were in the NICU here, it was excellent care. – The staff I think just
really went out of their way to make sure that we were feeling as good as we could about the situation. – Were there to help us, to listen to us, to answer our questions, – And they did a great
job explaining to us, you know, every detail
of what was happening with our kids so that
we could understand it since we didn’t understand
the terminology. – It’s how they treated you, to make sure that I was
able to walk before I left, and make sure she was okay, she had all of her shots before she left, and just makin me feel at home pretty much since I was there for four days. – What didn’t they do? – I know, I know. (laughing) – I think the biggest
thing for us was that they, they were concerned
about the medical aspect, but also us as a family and you know gettin hugs from the nurses to make sure that we were
emotionally and mentally okay. – Just to take a deep breath and realize that there is a light at
the end of the tunnel, and just to continue to
believe that your child is stronger than what you think they are. – Ask lots and lots of questions and make sure you get the answers that you need to be able to function. – Hang in there. The staff will help you
out every step of the way. – Make friends with the nurses, use ’em, they’re a great resource, and they are there to help you. They are some of the most
kind, caring people there are, and it makes hospital
living so much easier. – We’re just forever grateful for the support that we got
from the physicians, and from the nurses, from everybody here. We couldn’t be happier to
see this happen for PSL. – We’re very, very thankful
that the kids were born here, ’cause they’re very happy healthy today. – Thanks everybody!
– [Girl] Yeah. – I never get a chance to thank everybody. – And the nurses and the
doctors they’re just amazing, I can’t say enough good
things about the hospital. – This is the best place to be, if they have to be at a
hospital this is definitely the best place to be. – Thank you PSL for everything
you have done for us and for helping us have these miracles.

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