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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Units Receive Multimedia Makeover Thanks to the ‘Make Room for Kids’ Project

PITTSBURGH — April 23, 2015 —The Infusion Center and the Pediatric Dialysis Unit at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC are receiving a multimedia makeover thanks to Make Room for Kids, an extension of Austin’s Playroom Project, which is an initiative of the Mario Lemieux Foundation. Make Room for Kids is funded by social media and local Microsoft employees.

In this sixth year of the program, Make Room for Kids multimedia donations will outfit the units with gaming and other electronics equipment. They will deliver 40 XBOX consoles, extra controllers, over 200 games and movies, four Surface tablets, and more. Each patient room on the units will be outfitted so that all patients have access to gaming and other multimedia resources during their hospital stays.

Make Room for Kids was started by Ginny Montanez of the popular Pittsburgh blog, That’s Church, who encouraged her readers to donate. To date, the project has raised over $150,000 from blog readers, local Microsoft employees, and other generous donations and donated over 200 XBOX console units. The Mario Lemieux Foundation got involved with this project as an extension of their Austin’s Playroom Project, a program where the Lemieux Foundation establishes playrooms in medical facilities.

Children’s Hospital’s Adolescent Medicine, Cardiology, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU), Epilepsy, Hematology/Oncology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Transplant, and Trauma units, as well as the Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center, have been outfitted with equipment and games by Make Room for Kids in previous years. Many of these units will also receive additional games, movies and updated technology.

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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Units Receive Multimedia Makeover Thanks to the ‘Make Room for Kids’ Project


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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Units Receive Multimedia Makeover Thanks to the ‘Make Room for Kids’ Project


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