Spreading Cheer at St. Elizabeth’s

TeamMates helped brighten the day of patients and staff at the St. Elizabeth Regional Burn and Wound Center by delivering tissue paper flower bouquets made by mentors and mentees.

Each month, TeamMates offers a new community service project for mentors and mentees to participate in together. During October, mentors and mentees had fun making tissue paper flowers for the patients at St. Elizabeth’s while learning more about this world-renowned facility and the care they provide. In all, TeamMates delivered 27 one-of-a-kind tissue paper flower bouquets for current and future patients, as well as staff. The patients in the Burn and Wound Center are not able to enjoy real flowers because of the sterile environment, so the artificial bouquets are a perfect way to brighten the patients’ rooms.

Sheila Exstrom, a retired nurse, was thrilled to receive her bouquet from TeamMates staff members Audrey Watson and Marie Knapp. She, along with all the patients, appreciated knowing that mentors and mentees were thinking of them and wishing them well.

Thank you to all the mentors and mentees who helped spread a little cheer to the patients and staff at the St. Elizabeth Regional Burn and Wound Center. Learn more about our next community service project for residents at Eastmont Towers.