Windsor’s Banner physicians promote reading with health
Banner Health’s Medical Arts Centre of Windsor is participating in Reach Out and Read, a nationwide program that partners with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
“It is the highlight of my day when I see the smiles on the children’s faces when they receive their very own book,” said Dr. Kessinger.
Doctors, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals incorporate Reach Out and Read’s evidence-based model into regular pediatric checkups. They advise parents about the importance of reading aloud to their children and present the children with age-appropriate books.
The program begins at the child’s 6-month checkup and continues through age 5. The hope is that families who participate in Reach Out and Read will read together more often and that the children will enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. Through April 2011, the program was located in 4,688 hospitals and health centers across the country and served 3.9 million children and families each year.
The program is supported by public and private funding and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.
Medical Arts Centre of Windsor is located at 1300 Main St. in Windsor. The phone number is (970) 686-5646.
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About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. To learn more about Banner Health, please visit www.bannerhealth.com.