Miss Teen USA, Danielle Doty, Reads Aloud to Children at
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
BRONX, NY-- February 28, 2012-- Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center's pediatric outpatients and their families discovered the joy of reading when Miss Teen USA, Danielle Doty, stopped by for a special children's book reading. Doty read aloud to children to promote the work of Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, a school-readiness program that works with pediatricians to give books to children and encourage families to read together.
In the past year, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center has distributed over 4,000 books to children through the Reach Out and Read program, with the goal of preparing children for school through early exposure to books. The program reaches more than 50,000 children in the Bronx and over a quarter of a million children at hospitals and health centers across the New York metropolitan region.
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center is a 970-bed teaching hospital and integrated health care system, with two major hospital divisions; two specialized long-term care facilities and an extensive "BronxCare" network of 70 medical practices, including the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Health Center.The hospital's Pediatrics program is widely acknowledged for its success in identifying and treating the medical and behavioral problems of children throughout the Bronx.
About Reach Out and Read of Greater New York
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York prepares children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. An affiliate of the national Reach Out and Read, Inc., Reach Out and Read of Greater New York distributes books to over a quarter of a million children annually at more than 180 clinical locations throughout New York City, Long Island, and Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.