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Colorful new playground delights patients at Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Services

Colorful new playground delights patients at Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Services

Even as the new drainage system was being installed under the playground at the Children's Psychiatric Inpatient Services (CPIS), patients were excited about the prospects of being able to play again on the refurbished site. Their patience was rewarded with a colorful new rubberized playground that simply invites play on the new surface that re-opened recently. To celebrate their new play space, patients drew a colorful banner that CPIS staff displayed on the playground. Holding the homemade, heartfelt banner are (l-r): Angie Mavrakis, recreational therapist; Karen Lamy, manager, Therapeutic Recreation Program; Jessie Budkus, RN; Pia Engstrom, RN, assistant patient service manager; Dwight Savaria, milieu counselor; and Dorothy Denis, RN, patient service manager.