No parent is comfortable when a child is under the weather.
But thanks to the Rockers Program at Trinity Health, a child's hospital stay is about to feel a little more like home.
A collaborative effort allowed Trinity Hospital to set up six rocking chairs for the nursery and pediatric units.
Trinity had a volunteer recruitment kick-off this week.
Many of the 23 volunteers that have signed up are retired nursing staff or new nursing students exporting the pediatric field.
Volunteers will have a full day of training to feel comfortable soothing hospitalized infants and young children by rocking them.
(Jamie Hammer, Nurse Manager of NICU & Pediatrics) "Research has shown that by doing a rocker, cuddler program they'll reach their social milestones sooner. It's a shorter hospital stay, there's a lot of good qualities that come out of this program so we're excited to get it going."
To volunteer in the Rocker Program or any of the more than 500 volunteer positions at Trinity, fill out an application at TrinityHealth.org
The rocking chairs were provided by Trinity Auxiliary and I. Keating Furniture World.