Patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) were treated to a Build-A-Bear Workshop, “Hearts, Hugs & Hope,” on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Stuffed animals and various utfit styles from Build-a-Bear were provided by the Riverside Guild allowing children to select their very own stuffed animal and outfit. Guild members visited patients at the bedside with a Build-A-Bear who were not able to come down to the event.

In the photo, LLUCH patient Yareli Guerra, 5, from Cathedral City was all smiles as she walked away with a colorful ballerina.

Established in 2010, the Riverside Guild is committed to educating the public about outstanding children’s services provided by LLUCH. The goal is to raise awareness for the hospital and promote LLUCH as the best place to bring sick or injured children.

Last year alone, nearly 10,000 children from the Riverside area were treated at LLUCH.

About Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital - LLUCH

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.”

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