11-year-old Sean Donovan, son of Elena in Pediatric Medical Services, with the trophy
6-year-old Alexandra Pacher hugs the trophy as Waugh looks on
Staff and patients had the opportunity on July 11 to view the legendary trophy won last month by the Boston Bruins: the Stanley Cup. The cup, which weighs more than 30 pounds and stands almost 3 feet high, made its way to floors throughout the hospital during an on-site visit arranged by Scott Waugh, PT, ATC, clinical director of the MGH Sports Physical Therapy Service in the Department of Orthopædic Surgery and rehabilitation coordinator for the Bruins.
“Sharing the Stanley Cup was incredibly gratifying,” says Waugh. “The smiles on the children’s faces and the energy it created with the staff made for an awesome experience for all.”
The trophy traveled by cart to many different locations on campus, including staff areas and adult and pediatric patient units.
“It was cool to see it here – and it was so big!” says 8-year-old Tiffany Snipes, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient on Ellison 18. “I think the Bruins really deserve it.”
After the unit visits, hundreds of employees lined up in the Bulfinch Tents for a photo with the trophy. To view the photos, access http://is.partners.org/hr/new_web/mgh/stanleycup.htm.