Teddy Bear Clinic at Merced Branch Library – what could be cuter?

For Immediate Release: Feb. 21, 2019

Media Contacts:

Mindy Linetzky, San Francisco Public Library
(415) 557-4252; mindy.linetzky@sfpl.org

Brooke Burgess, Dignity Health
(530) 219-7534; Brooke.Burgess@DignityHealth.org


Teddy Bear Clinic at Merced Branch Library – what could be cuter?

On Monday, Feb. 25, children at the Merced Branch Library will bring their favorite stuffed animals to the library for a“check-up” with a group of caring pediatricians and volunteers from Dignity Health Medical Group at Stonestown. The Teddy Bear Clinic will include several fun and interactive stations (pretend shots, heart beat monitor, blood pressure check, etc.) for the stuffed animals. This special clinic is intended to help children learn about the importance of being kind and that going to the doctor doesn’t have to be scary. It is also in support of the Great Kindness Challenge, a nationwide movement to create a culture of kindness in young people.  Teddy Bears will be provided.

WHAT:                 Teddy Bear Clinic

WHEN:                 Monday, Feb. 25

                                11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE:               Merced Branch Library

                                155 Winston Dr.

                                San Francisco, CA

PHOTO OPP:     Children giving their favorite stuffed animals a “check-up” including pretend shots, putting on Band-Aids, listening to heart beats and checking blood pressure.

ORGANIZERS:   San Francisco Public Library and Dignity Health

About San Francisco Public Library

San Francisco Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent learning and the joys of reading for our diverse community. The library system is made up of 27 neighborhood branches, the San Francisco Main Library at Civic Center and four bookmobiles.

About Dignity Health
Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, is a multi-state network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals and 400-plus care-centers including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health,and primary care clinics. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and under served.