Pita Pete in the BCHS Rehabilitation Department

Pita Pete shows off his muscles along with Occupational Therapist Team Leader – Rebecca Durand, left, Physiotherapist Joe Foris and OTA/PTA Stephanie Pedley in the BCHS Rehabilitation Department.

Pita Pete promotes Healthy Hearts at the BCHS

Pita Pit’s lovable mascot Pita Pete and staff members from the King George Road Pita Pit location came to visit patients and families at the BCHS on Feb. 6 to spread cheer and promote February’s focus on heart health.

Pita Pete’s first stop was Paediatrics to hand out colouring books and crayons to our young patients and pose with staff for a selfie or two, before moving onto the Family Birthing Centre to greet happy families in the ward visiting newborn family members. Pita Pete finished off the day with a surprise meet-and-greet with adult patients in the BCHS Rehabilitation ward.

Pita Pit has partnered with the BCHS Foundation during the month of February to promote the Healthy Hearts campaign aimed at supporting heart healthy meal options. From Feb. 1 through to Feb. 14, all three Brantford Pita Pit locations are asking customers for a $1 to $5 donation to the BCHS Foundation, with all of the proceeds benefitting Cardiac Care patient equipment purchases at the Brant Community Healthcare System.

So, stop on by a Brantford area Pita Pit for a heart healthy pita and donate to a good cause!

#BCHSHealthyHearts

 

Pita Pete at the BCHS Family Birthing Centre

Pita Pete poses with nurses from the Family Birthing Centre and Megan Killeleagh, far right, from Team Pita Pit. From left: RN Carly West, RPN Stephanie Verbruggen and RN Lauren Lupal.

Pita Pete at the BCHS Family Birthing Centre

Pita Pete shows off his muscles to Locklan, a young visitor to the Family Birthing Centre on Feb. 6 with Team Pita Pit staff member Emily Simpson.

Pita Pete in the BCHS Paediatrics Department

Pita Pete gives the thumbs up to the Paediatrics department after handing out colouring books and crayons to the unit’s patients. Pictured from left: RN Jennifer Hadlock, Pita Pete, Value Stream Group Leader – Surgical, Maternal Child and Ambulatory Care Services Tiffany Vincent, Pita Pit’s Megan Killeleagh, Registered Nurse Team Leader – Family Birthing Centre Allison McKellar and Emily Simpson from Pita Pit.

BCHS Pita Pete in the Rehabilitation Department

OTA/PTA Aurelie Dimandja gives a healthy hug to Pita Pete in the Rehabilitation Department on Feb 6.

Colouring books from Pita Pete

Pita Pete dropped off some colouring books and crayons to patients in the Paediatrics Department and the Family Birthing Centre during his visit on Feb. 6.