August 24, 2021

Free books part of wellness checks at Wayne Pediatrics  

Wayne Pediatrics, home to the Wayne State University Department of Pediatrics faculty physicians, is a proud Reach Out and Read partner.

As a result of that partnership, patients and their siblings benefit from free books provided following routine wellness checks, thanks to a one-year grant from the Believe in Reading Foundation. Eric McGrath, M.D., Division of Infectious Diseases and Prevention, Wayne Pediatrics, and associate professor of Pediatrics for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, initiated the grant and oversees the program.

LaDetra Bridges, Wayne Pediatrics, gifts a new book to a patient.

Wayne Pediatrics launched its book program during National Reading Month in March. Since that time, more than 60 books have been provided to metropolitan Detroit children.

Wayne Pediatrics was also provided reading materials from the Primary Immunodeficiency Foundation, so the practice is equipped to hand out books to even more patients in the months to come.

Wayne Pediatrics’ book initiative has been so well received by families that the practice is considering reapplying for additional funding for up to two more years.

The book initiative, coupled with the practice’s Virtual Bedtime Stories: Children Reading to Children, also launched during Reading Month, are examples of the many ways Wayne Pediatrics works daily to provide exceptional care to the patients and families it serves. 

For more information about Wayne Pediatrics visit or call 313-448-9600.

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