First Lady Holiday Visit 2020


December fifteen, 2020

WASHINGTON —On Tuesday, December fifteen, First Woman Melania Trump visited Children’s Nationwide Medical center. The First Woman visits are an yearly custom that dates again extra than 70 decades to Bess Truman, who stopped by to see households who were not ready to invest their holidays at property.

“Like all things in 2020, this year’s check out seemed a bit distinctive, but our small children and households had been delighted to meet up with the First Woman. It is really constantly a wonderful way to distribute cheer to all those who invest their holidays with us,” stated Kathy Gorman, M.S.N., R.N., F.A.A.N., govt vice president for Client Care Services and chief running officer at Children’s Nationwide. “As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Children’s Nationwide, the custom of First Woman visits has been a special portion of our heritage. We’re happy to be ready to give a risk-free way to keep on this custom.”

All through this year’s check out, the First Woman read “Oliver the Ornament Satisfies Marley & Joan and Abby” by creator Todd Zimmerman to a small team of socially-distanced people who collected in front of a Xmas tree in the healthcare facility atrium.

“It was an honor to be below now to check out of day to day life and appear to the healthcare facility for anything pleasurable. It meant so significantly to me but it also meant so significantly to Sofia,” stated Pamela Martinez, mom of 8-calendar year-old Sofia Martinez and client who was existing for the First Lady’s check out. “She’s two months post-op and it has not been simple with COVID and being quarantined. We are pretty honored to have been ready to appear to the Seacrest Studios, her favored spot, to just love and meet up with the wonderful, stunning Mrs. Trump.”

The First Woman also visited Children’s Nationwide Seacrest Studios, where she played two rounds of holiday break bingo with small children. Thanks to technological innovation inside the studio, the online games had been broadcast to the hospital’s 323 inpatient rooms, letting some people to participate in alongside and converse with the First Woman during the online games.

Ten-calendar year-old client Stephanie from Leesburg, Va., participated in the bingo recreation. “I felt special mainly because I know this possibility is like a needle in a haystack,” she stated. “I felt like a person in a million of people that did this amazing factor with Mrs. Trump, who’s like a movie star.”

Media contact: Beth Riggs | 202-476-4500


About Children’s Nationwide Medical center

Children’s Nationwide Medical center, based in Washington, D.C., celebrates 150 decades of pediatric care, exploration and dedication to neighborhood. Volunteers opened the healthcare facility in 1870 with twelve beds for small children displaced right after the Civil War. Today, 150 decades much better, it is among the the nation’s leading ten children’s hospitals. It is ranked No. 1 for new child care for the fourth straight calendar year and ranked in all specialties evaluated by U.S. News & Globe Report. Children’s Nationwide is reworking pediatric medicine for all small children. In 2020, construction will be finish on the Children’s Nationwide Research & Innovation Campus, the to start with in the country dedicated to pediatric exploration. Children’s Nationwide has been designated twice as a Magnet® healthcare facility, demonstrating the highest benchmarks of nursing and client care shipping. This pediatric academic wellbeing procedure presents specialist care through a hassle-free, neighborhood-based key care network and specialty outpatient centers in the D.C., metropolitan area, such as the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs. Children’s Nationwide is property to the Children’s Nationwide Research Institute and Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation and is the nation’s seventh-highest NIH-funded children’s healthcare facility. It is identified for its abilities and innovation in pediatric care and as a solid voice for small children through advocacy at the local, regional and nationwide concentrations. 

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