We always like to highlight our local hospital, Renown’s news. Especially when the local community had a hand in it. Earlier this month, Renown Children’s became one of eight nationwide hospitals to provide children and parents with a Panda Cares® Center of Hope. The new, kid-friendly, interactive space in the Renown Children’s Specialty Center will support the needs of children, bringing them courage and hope to heal and thrive.
The new interactive center provides a dedicated space for kids to play. In times of stress, this imaginative and interactive environment offers a welcome distraction and induces playtime. Studies confirm that environments such as the Panda Cares Center of Hope helps reduce stress, and promotes healing.
General Public Contributes
If you have frequented a local Panda Express in the last few years, you’ll recall at checkout the cashier asking if you would like to donate $1 or round up your bill for Renown Children’s Hospital via the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Panda Cares® Center of Hope is made possible by Panda Express guests’ who participated and associates’ donations.
Panda Express® guests and their associates in northern Nevada and
northeastern California have raised nearly $500,000 for Renown Children’s
Hospital since 2007.
To Date, Panda Express Funds Have Already Supported:
- Giraffe omni beds for the NICU
- Ultrasound machine for the Children’s ER
- Panda warmers and a handheld Accuvein machine
- Child Life Program to support sick patients and families
- Meeting room in the Children’s Specialty Center
- In-kind donations, volunteer time and support of local events such as the University of Nevada Reno, Wolf Pack Dance Marathon
Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop modern design for healthcare organizations locally, regionally and internationally. Her credentials include Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC), American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID), the National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and LEED AP. Contact Marie Wikoff
Renown Public Relations. Press Release: RENOWN CHILDREN’S BECOMES ONE OF EIGHT NATIONWIDE TO PROVIDE CHILDREN AND PARENTS WITH A PANDA CARES® CENTER OF HOPE. Aug. 2020, www.renown.org/wp-content/uploads/NEWSROOM_Panda-Express-CoH-News-Release-8-11-20.pdf.
“Renown Children’s Hospital Introduces Panda Cares Center of Hope.” Https://Www.kolotv.com, 2020, www.kolotv.com/video/2020/08/13/renown-children-hospital-introduces-panda-cares-center-hope/.
Team, BestMed Content. “Panda Cares Center of Hope at Renown Children’s Hospital.” BestMedicine by Renown Health, 10 Aug. 2020, bestmedicinenews.org/childrens-health/panda-cares-center-of-hope-at-renown-childrens-hospital/.