It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH). Patients were treated to an afternoon of live music on Wednesday, Dec. 20, thanks to the talent of BellaJohn Theatricals.
Patients and their families were serenaded in the hospital lobby by the young singers with holiday music, as well as songs from many notable animated family movies.
LLUCH patient Haylee Huffer, 10, was one of many patients that enjoyed the performance alongside her dad. Huffer sang along to several songs, visited with Santa, received a surprise gift and got to choose a new book, courtesy of Inland Empire Children’s Book Project.
BellaJohn Theatricals is a community theater project that brings professionals and beginners together in a unique program that builds theater résumés, experiences, and brings together some of the coolest directors, choreographers and talent from throughout the region.
The Children’s Hospital is the only dedicated pediatric hospital in the vast geographic region of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties. With 348 beds dedicated just for kids, one of the largest Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the country and more than 100,000 children who come each year, LLUCH is a major pediatric teaching facility, known worldwide as the pioneer of neonatal heart transplantation. LLUCH is part of Loma Linda University Health – the umbrella organization encompassing Loma Linda University’s eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located across the Inland Empire in Southern California. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, Loma Linda University Health is a faith-based health system with a mission “to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”