Two Tenet Hospitals Make Fairy Tale Dreams Come True

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As part of Tenet’s mission of helping people live happier, healthier lives, we are driven to give children courage to conquer their illnesses and the power to believe in hope.

April was full of surprises at The Hospitals of Providence (THOP) Children’s Hospital and Doctors Medical Center of Modesto as they teamed up with the Make-a-Wish foundation to make two magical dreams come true for two little princesses. 

Three-year-old Fernanda Rivera is no stranger to the walls of THOP Children’s Hospital in El Paso, Texas. She spent many weeks recovering from a liver transplant, with the one wish to someday make it to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. DisneyPrincess

While visiting the team who cared for her, Fernanda was surprised with a red carpet leading her to Tenet’s Chief Nursing Officer (former El Paso and Rio Grande Valley Group CEO) Sally Hurt-Deitch and Princess Belle, where they revealed that she was given a trip to Disney World with her family. Minnie Mouse cupcakes made the reveal even sweeter for Fernanda, and she also received a ‘Princess Belle’ dress to send her off in style.

At Doctors Medical Center (DMC) of Modesto in California, six-year-old Isabella, who has a heart condition, wished to meet her favorite Disney princesses. Before leaving the hospital, DMC colleagues surprised Isabella with a special princess party send-off.

She was greeted by Prince Charming, who escorted her to her party in a horse-drawn carriage. Isabella’s favorite Disney princesses surprised her at the party, where she enjoyed her favorite meal of chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, and a strawberry milkshake. The hospital’s team also lined the streets to wish Isabella farewell.