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Pequannock Students Visit and Donate Gifts to Chilton Hospital’s Pediatric Clinic
Pequannock students donate to the Pediatric Clinic at Chilton Hospital

Three students from Pequannock Valley Middle School visit and give gifts to Chilton Hospital’s Pediatric Clinic. Pictured are (l to r) Pediatric Clinic Nurse Diane Hough, RN; Rachel Kieselat; Emily Wilgus; Alexis Gryszkin; and Pediatric Physician Javier Lugo, MD.

Three former students of Pequannock Valley Middle School – Rachel Kieselat, Emily Wilgus and Alexis Gryszkin – visited Chilton Hospital’s Pediatric Clinic as part of the “Take Action 2012” graduation project. They toured the facility and met with Pediatric Clinic Nurse Diane Hough, RN, Pediatric Physician Javier Lugo, MD and Chilton Occupational Health Manager Denise Montano, RN.

The project included creating artwork for Chilton’s new Pediatric Waiting Room. They also provided age-appropriate giveaways for pediatric patients such as puzzles, sunglasses, stickers, animals and plastic beach toys. To raise money for the artwork supplies and giveaways, the three 14-year-olds made friendship bracelets and sold them to local businesses.

“All three students returned to our clinic with an absolutely beautiful painting of various jungle animals that they actually painted together,” Montano said. “As soon as our waiting room is completed we will hang the picture with great pride, and I know that our patients will enjoy the vibrant colors of all the animals. They obviously worked hard on this project and deserve to be commended.”

Take Action is a project held every year by eighth grade students that can be completed as a group or solo effort. The purpose is for students to improve their community and raise awareness for a certain cause while donating to and visiting the organization. Kieselat, Wilgus and Gryszkin will be attending Pequannock Township High School in September.

Those interested in making a donation to Chilton’s Pediatric Clinic can call the Chilton Hospital Foundation at (973) 831-5165.

Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the Mother Baby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, The Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit or call 1-888-CHILTON.

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