Gayle Benson Visits Pediatric Patients at Ochsner’s Brent House

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NEW ORLEANS – Gayle Benson hosted a Dec. 10 holiday party at Ochsner Health’s Brent House Hotel, where the atrium has been “transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Christmas trees decked out in red and gold, a jumbo green sleigh and artificial snow.”

Benson visited with partygoers while patients unwrapped presents donated by the Winn-Dixie Women’s Development Network – New Orleans. Winn-Dixie also hosted a holiday cookie decoration station. Each pediatric in-patient received a mini-Christmas tree and a digital health kit from Tytocare.

Event supporters included Benson, Tytocare, Winn-Dixie, Paper Doll Promotions, Mardi Gras Productions, and Dickie Brennan & Co. Catering. All event attendees were masked and followed COVID-19 safety protocols.

“For many of our pediatric patients, this will be their first time away from home during the holidays. It means the world to the patients, their families and the care team here at Ochsner Hospital for Children for Mrs. Gayle Benson and friends to bring a little holiday magic to these kids,” said Ochsner’s Shon Cowan Baker.

Ochsner Hospital for Children has an established pediatric emergency department in New Orleans and recently opened a pediatric super-clinic at the Ochnser Medical Complex – The Grove in Baton Rouge. A dedicated pediatric clinic in Mandeville is slated to officially open in early 2022.


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