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Hackensack Children's Hospital Opens Playmobil Playroom

Colleen Kearney of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, left; Mark Cohen of Playmobil USA; and Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce of the HackensackUMC Board of Governors.
Colleen Kearney of the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, left; Mark Cohen of Playmobil USA; and Rosemarie “Ro” Sorce of the HackensackUMC Board of Governors. Photo Credit: Courtesy of HackensackUMC

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Pediatric patients at Hackensack University Medical Center now have a new play area to use while recuperating. 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, Sept. 14, to dedicate the new Playmobil Playroom at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC. 

The playroom, dedicated to pediatric patients, is fully equipped with playsets, a life-sized Playmobil character and themed backdrops from Playmobil. 

“The Playmobil Playroom will truly be a special place where our pediatric patients can play in a nice bright, vibrant atmosphere and not dwell on their medical procedures,” said Stephen Percy, M.D., acting chairman, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at HackensackUMC. 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital as patients, families and team members joined with Playmobil USA members to dedicate the new play area in the outpatient area of the children’s hospital.

“Our hope is that while the children are here at Hackensack University Medical Center, they have a chance to just be kids, have some fun here in this wonderful new playroom, and use their imaginations. After all, a little ‘PLAY’ goes a long way,” said Mark Cohen, vice president of Sales and Marketing for Playmobil USA.

Playmobil is a leading toy manufacturer since 1974.

Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is located at 30 Prospect Ave., Hackensack. 

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