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'Oh, the Places You'll Go!'

"Sharing Dr. Seuss with the doctors (and nurses, and physical therapists, and etc.) of tomorrow."
By Dr. David C. Pate, News and Community
March 5, 2012

Dozens of youngsters hung out with MaxWell Moose and friends Saturday during St. Luke’s fifth “Reading is Good Medicine” event, held at Barnes & Noble on Boise’s North Milwaukee Street.

Pet Therapy Program dogs and their two-legged partners, games, and all sorts of silliness penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, were part of the fun.

"Making a new friend at Reading is Good Medicine."

Kids listened to readings, made crafts, and got prizes as part of the Seuss-themed day. Funding, books, and educational materials also were collected for the Children's Hospital School, which serves pediatric patients during their stay in the hospital.

In all, more than 250 children and their families took part, making Saturday's event the biggest so far.

About The Author

David C. Pate, M.D., J.D., is president and CEO of St. Luke's Health System, based in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Pate joined the System in 2009. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.