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Brownie troop shows compassion for Rogers patients

07/18/19 02:59:pm
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A local Brownie troop recently stopped by the main hospital in Oconomowoc and donated journals, books, handmade bookmarks, and boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Amanda Heins, PsyD, supervising psychologist, OCD and Anxiety Center Adolescent Residential Care, accompanied the troop on their visit and said it was a valuable experience for each of the girls.

In total, nearly 115 journals, 10 books for a variety of ages, and a generous supply of inspirational bookmarks were delivered for patients in residential and inpatient treatment at Rogers. Joe Waraksa, RN, manager, operations, and Bradley Erickson, MD, medical director of child and adolescent inpatient care and the OCD, anxiety, and depression center, accepted the donations on Rogers’ behalf and spoke with the troop about the impact their community service project would have.

“These donations will provide comfort and support for patients,” Waraksa says. “Ensuring that our patients feel supported is an important part of our mission. It’s always a great experience to have positive community involvement, and it was nice to be able to thank the troop and express how their donations will benefit our patients.”

In addition to delivering donations for their community service project, the troop enjoyed seeing the therapy gardens on campus and meeting Cross, a pet therapy dog.

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