Time to level up!
Starlight Nintendo Switch Gaming stations are making their way to hospitals and health care facilities across the country!
As our newest addition to Starlight Gaming, each station comes preloaded with more than 25 games from Super Mario Party to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Specifically manufactured to meet strict infection safety protocols, Gaming stations can roll anywhere in the hospital and keep kids entertained and distracted, which is especially important with many playrooms closed due to COVID-19.
We unveiled the latest addition last year at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, Washington, which was one of the first hospitals to receive a station!
These brand-new Gaming stations are already making a huge impact on seriously ill kids. Patients at Mary Bridge, like Keegan and Lyndon, were some of the first kids to use the new Gaming station! Keegan was eager to play his favorite games and Lyndon loved getting to explore new worlds beyond his hospital room.
Gaming delivers happiness to kids stuck in the hospital by providing entertainment and much-needed distraction from stressful situations. It can even provide emotional support, resulting in reduced anxiety and improved mood.
“Starlight Gaming has been a great aid in helping patients cope with hospitalization,” said Lexi Little, Certified Child Life Specialist at CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System in Shreveport, Louisiana. “We cannot thank Starlight enough for impacting the lives of our patients, families, and staff members on a daily basis.”
Over the past 28 years, our partnership with Nintendo of America has delivered 7,200 Starlight Nintendo Gaming stations to over 800 hospitals and healthcare facilities all over the country.
Our hospital partners are eager to level up to the newest Starlight Gaming station.