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Child life specialist Krista Majerus, right, gets 3-year-old Elizabeth Graham comfortable before going in to the see the doctor after complaining of chest pain and a fever. Bulletin photo by Riham Feshir

Specialist eases kids' hospital experiences


With five boys, Pam Bakken she said she's bound to visit the emergency room often.

Various visits to the hospital that the Bakken family has made over the years have been for a variety of reasons -- from broken fingers and cracked shoulders, to the flu, cuts and scrapes.

Though the family is from South St. Paul, they like the Woodwinds Emergency Department not just for the services, but for the friendly faces known as Certified Child Life Specialists.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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