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For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2011
Media Contact:
Maurice R. Hernandez


Commissioner Lynda Bell joins the pediatric nursing staff at PATCHES, PPEC for Her Second "Work Day"

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell joined the caring pediatric nursing team at PATCHES, PPEC for her 2nd monthly "Work Day" on Tuesday, April 26th.


As part of her monthly program designed to obtain a "hands-on" appreciation of the everyday pressures and challenges that local private sector institutions face on a daily basis, Commissioner Bell was asked by the administration of PATCHES, PPEC to become a member of their nursing, caregiver staff.  The Pediatric Alternative Treatment, Care, Housing & Evaluation Services, Inc. - PATCHES, PPEC- is a State of Florida licensed Healthcare Facility located in Florida City that cares for children with advanced disabilities.  PATCHES, PPEC combines the expertise of licensed pediatric nurses, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation therapists and certified teachers to provide a safe, cost effective and stimulating environment for disabled children ranging in ages from birth to twenty one years of age.      

"The dedicated team here at PATCHES is nothing short of miracle workers.  These remarkable men and women have dedicated their lives' work toward the care and advancement of infant, toddlers and young children with advanced disabilities." - Said Commissioner Bell "What better way to support their good work than by helping them obtain the tools necessary so they can continue to provide the nurturing, caring environment these wonderful but severely fragile children need." 

If you are a business owner who would like to invite Commissioner Bell for a "Work Day," or if you would like more information on the program, please contact Commissioner Bell's office at 305-378-6677.