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Archive January 2021 XXII, No. 1

Ideas That Work: Bird Watching

Bringing the Serenity of Nature Indoors

Jayme Moskovitz
IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT Three Rivers Endoscopy Center put an aviary in its waiting room to help patients relax before their procedures.

Patients were already a bit nervous when they would arrive for their endoscopies or colonoscopies, and we noticed that sitting in the waiting room watching the news would often stress them out more. We thought, why not get rid of the TVs and replace them with an aviary? The aviary is filled with a variety of finches, and patients really enjoy watching them flit around the enclosure. It's nice to see patients smiling as they watch the birds before their procedures, rather than nervously staring at a screen.

Frank Kim, MD
Three Rivers Endoscopy Center
Moon Township, Pa.

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