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Sacramento Teen Completes Eagle Scout Project at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments

Staying in a hospital with a sick child for an extended period of time is not fun for any parent. In addition to the worries parents have about their child, getting a good night’s sleep and eating a good meal are not common.

Stephen Monroy-Hernandez enlisted the help of several of his Boy Scout troop members to help with his Eagle Scout project.

Thanks to a Sacramento Boy Scout, many of these local resources became much more accessible.

Stephen Monroy-Hernandez, a senior at Del Campo High School, completed his Eagle Scout project by creating an app, Food Scout, and having two iPads installed in the family lounges at Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento.

“This is a great resource for our families,” said Debbie Curtis, R.N., Assistant Nurse Manager, Pediatrics, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “We are grateful for this and very proud of Stephen and his fellow scouts for completing this project and thinking of us.”

Stephen started the planning process for his Eagle project by meeting with SMCS’ nurse manager to determine needs. She mentioned the lack of resources for families about local eateries and hotels.

“With many of our families unfamiliar with downtown Sacramento, this tool has become a valuable resource for them,” said Debbie. “They have access to so much information in this app.”

Stephen then gathered his team of fellow Boy Scouts and got to work – determining cost, installation at the hospital and, of course, building a website. In addition to meeting with the nurse manager, Stephen met with the hospital’s maintenance staff to determine the most effective to install the iPads in the lounges.

The project was approved in December, the work was done January-March and the app rolled out to the hospital in April. Another aspect of the project includes secure lock boxes for families to charge their cell phones while they are in the hospital.

“I really like how the project turned out,” said Stephen. “I heard people are using it a lot and it’s useful.”

Stephen learned a lot of great leadership skills along the way and is looking forward to starting college in the fall majoring in…what else? Computer science.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Children's Services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments