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Jefferson Health – New Jersey Offers FREE Teddy Bear Clinic on Sunday, April 22nd

Event ties in with the Philadelphia Science Festival  happening April 20-28th

Sewell, NJ (April 4, 2018) – Youngsters can get their favorite teddy bear, stuffed animal or doll checked out by a doctor or nurse at the upcoming “Be a Doctor Teddy Bear Clinic” set for Sunday, April 22nd, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Jefferson Surgery Center – Washington Township (900 Medical Center Drive, Sewell, NJ).

Several Jefferson Health locations, including the Washington Township, NJ Surgery Center, will offer Teddy Bear Clinics on April 22nd, to tie in with the health care organization’s support and sponsorship of the Philadelphia Science Festival, happening through April 28th.

The free “Be a Doctor Teddy Bear Clinic” is open to all children and their families. Registration is not required. Kids will have the opportunity to “gown-up” with real doctors and nurses, working with them side-by-side to give their teddy bear, stuffed animal or favorite doll a check-up, or “diagnose” a possible concern. The children receive a healthy snack at the event. For more information, call 856-566-2098.

The Philadelphia Science Center, organized and led by the Franklin Institute, is now in its eighth year and will offer more than 80 science- and technology-themed events at locations throughout the region, most of which are free. For more information, visit:

About Jefferson Health: Jefferson Health, home of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, is reimagining health care in the greater Philadelphia region and southern New Jersey. Jefferson’s dedicated team of doctors, nurses, health professionals and staff provides a range of primary to highly-specialized care through 14 hospitals (three Magnet®-designated for nursing excellence), more than 50 outpatient and urgent care locations, the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and the JeffConnect® telemedicine program. Jefferson’s academic health center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Inc., is recognized by US News & World Report as #16 on the 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Jefferson Health’s mission is to improve the health of those patients and communities it is privileged to serve through safe, effective, equitable, compassionate care.