How We Helped Kids Have a Great Time in The Zone

Even for basketball fans, The Zone has a meaning outside of sports for Healthcare IT Leaders employees.

On March 29, Healthcare IT Leaders sponsored two back-to-back events at The Zone at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) at Scottish Rite.

The Zone was created to help children, teenagers and their families forget - at least for a little while - they are at the hospital. In The Zone, children, teens and their families can relax, watch a  movie or play video games, and sometimes professional athletes from the Atlanta teams stop by to challenge patients to a virtual hockey or baseball game. It's a place where doctors or nurses are allowed - only if they want to play.

The first event at The Zone was a canvas painting activity for children of all ages (0-21 years old), led by Katie Kurnett, daughter of Sharon Kurnett, an accounting and billing specialist at Healthcare IT Leaders. The second event was a movie and pizza night for the teenagers only.

Each CHOA participant received a gift bag with a mosiac coloring book, colored pencils and glow-in-the-dark bracelets (for the younger group) to help entertain them when they went back to their rooms, and of course, they got to keep their Minion masterpieces.

See below for a photo-by-photo recap of the fun we all had at The Zone, starting with a few pics of how cool The Zone is:


Accounting specialist Sharon Kurnett observes the talent of her daughter Katie Kurnett, who led the "class" in painting a Minion.


Both parents and children enjoyed the break, including a young fellow who really liked our cheese plate.


We had SUCH a good time! We'll be back to host another event soon!