Was THIS in the health care communicator job description?
'Spokesperson' provides statement about a flying squirrel's late night ER visit.
A St. Louis hospital children's hospital foundation raised more than $400,000 this fall after a squirrel in the city made a
couple of surprise appearances on the St. Louis Cardinals' home field, Busch Stadium.
As the playoffs and World Series progressed, the Rally Squirrel became the team's good luck mascot. Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
Foundation sold all sorts of squirrel-related Cardinals regalia to the team's rabid fans as the team moved on to win the championship.
But, there wasn't a national championship at stake in New Jersey when a flying squirrel dropped in at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in
Rahway, N.J.—the second in as many weeks—and we're betting
the "spokesperson" there never imagined having to answer media calls about a gliding nocturnal rodent.
ABC News reports the "hospital spokeswoman said
there was no damage to the emergency room and didn't have an explanation for the hospital's sudden influx of flying squirrels."
Tell us, health care communicators, what was the most unusual media inquiry that you've ever had to handle?