Members of the Philadelphia Flyers and their wives visited patients at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Monday to share the joy of the holiday season. The players and wives teamed up with patients to make holiday crafts, play games, and distribute Flyers gifts, as well as make personal room-to-room visits.
Flyers Anthemist Lauren Hart also joined the team to lead holiday song sing-a-longs.
Founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is ranked the best pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and Child magazine in 2005. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 430-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents from before birth through age 19. Children's Hospital operates the largest pediatric healthcare system in the U.S. nearly 50 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.