WellStar Health System
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.