Youngsters Have Kentucky Children's Hospital in Stitches
|Dr. Bricker with Meghan Watts and Addam Cole
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 23, 2008) Kentucky Children's Hospital recently held its third annual contest in search of local artwork as a design for the department of pediatrics holiday cards.
The winners of the contest were Meghan Watts, 10, daughter of Tammy and Steve Watts of Versailles, and Addam Cole, 8, son of Anna and Robert Cole of Richmond. Their creative and unique artwork stood out among a group of other contestants.
"Artwork done by kids that a mom and dad would have on their refrigerator is what we wanted to represent," said Dr. Tim Bricker, professor and chair, University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, and physician-in-chief, Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The holiday cards will be sent to the friends and families of the Kentucky Children's Hospital as well as many physicians outside of Lexington. The holiday cards are something that Bricker feels will help represent the hospital in a special way through the holiday season.
The contest required that drawings display Stitches, the kitten mascot of the Kentucky Children's Hospital, and possess a timeless holiday theme. Stitches has represented Kentucky Children's Hospital since the summer of 2005.
The children worked on their designs and they were merged together to show off Stitches for this year's holiday card.
Bricker recognized the children and their families with awards and also a bag of Kentucky Children's Hospital goodies.
It is very important to Bricker that Meghan and Addam are a part of the Kentucky Children's Hospital family. "At Kentucky Children's Hospital, we are very focused on being the hospital for all the children and families in Kentucky," said Bricker.