C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Uses Popular Mobile Game to Help Patients

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital staff interacting with patients while Playing Pokemon Go
Pokemon Go is helping C.S. Mott patients to feel more at home while in the hospital

Recently, when a person roams through the reception area of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital hallways, it is common to see a herd of young children, giggling, running and looking for Pokémon characters.

One of the newest, trending mobile games, “Pokémon Go,” is now in the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

In C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, many children often encounter more medical tests and examinations than recesses in elementary school.  The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital staff is finding that “Pokémon Go” helps patients feel more at ease.

J.J. Bouchard interacting with a patient
J.J. Bouchard interacting with a patient / youtube.com

“It’s a fun way to encourage patients to be mobile,” said J.J Bouchard, C.S. Mott’s digital media manager, in an interview with USA Today’s Mary Bowerman. “The app is getting patients out of bed and moving around.”

The #PokeMott movement has picked up momentum on social media, amassing thousands of views on the University of Michigan Health System YouTube page.

Clue One: From what we have been told, the Big Bird statue is a good place to start the Pokémon hunt!

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