UVA Health System Takes Extra Steps for Patients during Volunteer Week

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Some patients at University of Virginia Children's Hospital will soon have some furry new friends. Tuesday, UVA Health System staff volunteered time to stuff teddy bears.

It's part of National Volunteer Week. Doctors, nurses, and more stopped in to do a little stuffing.

The bears will get their own check-ups in front of the children, so they can see going to the doctor's office isn't scary.

"With 10,000 employees you can imagine their passion for here bedside and at our clinics gets carried that into the community, we like to highlight that for others to understand,” said Bob Larsen, manager of community relations for UVA Health System.

Wednesday, employees will be putting 400 flower vases together for patients.