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Support ReadER

The Tanner ReadER program provides age-appropriate books to every child who visits one of Tanner Health System’s four regional, 24-hour emergency departments. These books give parents an opportunity to share an escape with their child into a story, away from the trauma or illness that made their visit necessary.

Get involved

One simple thing that our community can do to improve local literacy rates is to make books accessible to area children and foster an interest in reading whenever possible.

Our schools and libraries are eager participants in this cause, encouraging children to read in class and at home. Tanner Health System, too, has joined the effort but we need your support.

Meet Tanny the Turtle!

Tanny the Turtle — Tanner ReadER program’s mascot — promotes reading to children and parents visiting Tanner’s emergency departments and to others in our community as he travels to area schools, organizations, community events and more!

The Tanner ReadER program was conceived by Tanner's emergency department physicians and is sponsored by Carrollton Emergency Physicians and Tanner Health System.

Stack of books

To donate gently used books or funds to Tanner ReadER, call 770-812-GIFT.

Tanny appearances

To request an appearance by Tanny at your school, organization or event, call 770-812-9687.

Tanny coloring sheet

 

Download a free Tanny the Turtle coloring sheet here.

 

Blogs

Helping Loved Ones Resistant to Hospice Care
Helping Loved Ones Resistant to Hospice Care

Having a loved one nearing the end of life can be a difficult time for both the patient and their family members. Oftentimes, hospice care is recommended as a way to provide comfort and support during this difficult transition. However, some loved ones may be resistant to hospice care and may not understand the benefits it can provide. By understanding their fears and concerns, answering their questions and more, families can help their loved ones receive the care they need.

Winter Sports Injury? Here’s What to Do
Winter Sports Injury? Here’s What to Do

Maybe your child slips at the ice rink or your teen crashes into another basketball player. Or, you have a hard spill while hiking or hitting the slopes. All it takes is one wrong move for a winter sports injury. While it’s the same for any season, winter does put us at higher risk for injury.

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