Skilled Care Activity Cart welcomed to the hospital

With the guidance and assistance of the staff members at the Chase County Community Hospital and parents Kelly and Jordan Hammerlun, eight-year-old Tyce Hammerlun has started a Skilled Care Activity Cart.

For some, a visit to the hospital is not always short and sweet. Some patients have to stay for long periods of time, known as Skilled Patients, which can be exactly as second grader Hammerlun describes it, “pretty boring.” 

The Skilled Care Activity Cart is specifically for these patients, filled with fun activities that can be used to pass the time.

Games, puzzles, large print reading books, crosswords, adult coloring books, painting kits, playing cards, manicure kits, molding clay, cross stitch kits, magazines and crossword puzzles can all be found on this mobile cart. 

Kathy Geier, Director of Nursing, suggested the idea for the cart after Hammerlun started asking if there were any needs at the hospital he could help out with.

Wanting something that would be both fun and stimulating for patients, young Hammerlun took the idea and made it into a reality.

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