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The Los Alamos Medical Center will host a Teddy Bear Clinic Friday morning.
Approximately 350 kindergartners, their teachers and parent chaperones will have the opportunity to tour most areas of the hospital in order to learn about the facility and its departments, all while gaining a comfort level within a hospital setting.
With the help of Care Flight and Los Alamos police and fire departments the students will also have the opportunity to tour helicopters, police cars and ambulances.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to create an educational experience that our children will never forget” said hospital CEO Feliciano Jiron.
“As a community organization, we believe that Los Alamos Medical Center can provide a wonderful experience for the children of our community as they develop a strong understanding of the importance healthcare plays in our day to day lives. The entire organization is very excited and cannot wait for the kids walk through our door.”
“We have invited every kindergarten class in Los Alamos to take part in this wonderful program” said event coordinator Johanna Jiron.
“LAMC supports the educational growth of our children and has provided this program at no expense to all that participate. It’s very exciting to have so many children participate and know that many of their teachers also take this time to include a “health week” lesson plan prior to the clinic, which expands the experience even more.
“This is an incredible event for our community.”