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PREMIER PERK: Care for Sick Kids

In 2017, the health­care or­ga­ni­za­tion made a key ad­di­tion to its child­care fa­cil­ity at the Learn­ing Academy of Kenne­stone Hos­pi­tal in Marietta, GA: the Wel­lBee Place, which of­fers a six-bed clinic run by nurs­ing staff for mildly ill chil­dren.

One Mom’s Story The first time Moni­tra Bei­dle­man’s daugh­ter, Parker, now 1, got sick, the mom and di­rec­tor of Prac­tice Op­er­a­tions-Hos­pi­tal Medicine “had to go to an­other fa­cil­ity [an hour and 45 min­utes away]. My hus­band had meet­ings all day.” Parker’s doc­tor said it was a virus. Al­though her fever had bro­ken, “she still wasn’t 100 per­cent.” The so­lu­tion was the Wel­lBee Place, “for when a doc­tor knows chil­dren aren’t con­ta­gious, but they can’t be in the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion,” Moni­tra says. She has used it twice since, con­fi­dent Parker is re­ceiv­ing good care.

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