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June News Release - Children’s Center of Laughlin Memorial Hospital

NEWS RELEASE  -  June 24, 2015  -  Contact:  Betty S. Weemes, 787-5117

We are engaging young patients in creative activity to improve their healthcare experience.  In the Children’s Center at Laughlin Memorial Hospital, pediatric patients are provided the tools to afford moments of freedom from being hospitalized.
During a recent Yoobi and Starlight Children’s Foundation “giveaway,” Laughlin Health Care Foundation was able to apply for and receive five boxes of Yoobi product, which produced 1125  pieces of “kid-friendly” items to bring a sense of “normal time” for the patient. Little patients will use the fun product while hospitalized and when dismissed from the hospital will have a really nice pouch of Yoobi goodies to take home. The items included pencils, glue sticks, erasers, pencil sharpeners, rulers, folders, glue bottles and pencil cases crayons, colored pencils, and markers, scissors, fun Yoobi stickers.

Photo:  Standing left to right:  Casey Fillers, RN, Head Nurse;   Mandy Scott, RN;   LuAnne Roberts, RN
Founded in 1982, Starlight Children's Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world.  Collaborating with innovators in technology and pediatric healthcare, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home.  Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in 11 countries and territories, serving millions of children every year.  

Yoobi, pronounced “you-be,” means “one for you, one for me.” For every Yoobi item purchased, a Yoobi item will be donated to a need, right here in the U.S. It’s that simple!  Yoobi was born to make colorful, vibrant tools that spark learning and creativity. Not only did the company want to perk up the school supplies aisle, but they wanted to help solve a very big problem.  Yoobi is available exclusively at Target stores nationwide, and online at

At Laughlin Memorial Hospital, we provide a quality healthcare experience for our patients and their families.

Promotional photo - Starlight Children's Foundation