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CMNH Donates iPads

CMNH Donates iPads to Pediatric Therapy Services at Phoebe Worth

Sylvester, Ga. – Children undergoing speech therapy at Phoebe Worth Medical Center now have a fun new way of receiving treatment. Two new iPads were recently donated to the medical center by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through Phoebe Foundation. 

Mary Houston, rehabilitation manager at Phoebe Worth, says the generous gift will enhance their pediatric speech therapy services. “Children are exposed to technology from the day they are born. Much of their learning is through computers and tablets, by using iPads not only are we able to have the most up to date programs that target specific needs of the child but we are also able to gain their interest and keep their attention better.” 

While iPads do not necessarily replace all other tools, the popularity of using iPads for speech therapy has increased over the years as more applications are becoming available at a low cost. 

This is the first donation CMNH has made to Phoebe Worth Medical Center. Every penny raised locally to benefit CMNH stays in Southwest Georgia to help medical professionals treat our local children. Since 1997, Children’s Miracle Network supporters have raised more than $4.5 million to provide specialized tools and programs to help babies and children treated at Phoebe. From life-saving equipment to help treat our most critically ill newborns to life-enhancing toys in the Pediatric Unit playroom, every child needing Phoebe’s care has benefited from funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

PHOTO CAPTION: Becca Miller (L), CMNH Coordinator, presents Mary Houston (R), rehabilitation manager at Phoebe Worth, with two new iPads donated to the medical center by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through Phoebe Foundation.