Hospital stays for some children and teens can now be partially about fun and games at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center.
Activision — a Santa Monica-based developer of interactive entertainment software — has donated many of its popular video game titles and ten television monitors and game consoles to the medical center’s pediatrics unit.
Activision plans to supplement the donation with new software and may upgrade its donation when the new Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital — to be located in downtown Los Angeles — is completed and ready for occupancy in 2007.
The response from patients at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center had been overwhelmingly positive, according to Graham Fewtrell, director of women’s and children’s services at the hospital.
“It helps pass the time and can actually be therapeutic for the patients,” said Fewtrell.