Kids Healthcare Fair Takes The Fear Out Of The Hospital
Media Alert: April 16, 2007
Who: Members of the Presbyterian Hospital medical staff and Presbyterian employees will teach more than 1,000 Albuquerque-area elementary school children about what it's like to stay in the hospital, during Presbyterian's annual Children's Health Fair Week.
Where: Presbyterian Hospital 1100 Central Avenue SE Main Lobby
When: Tuesday, April 17, 2007, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
(Additional times can be arranged by contacting Elizabeth Schomburg at 923-6339.)
Different groups of students will be arriving every 30 minutes.
Details: The aim of the Presbyterian 21st annual Healthcare Fair is to teach kids what to expect if they or a family member is ever hospitalized and to learn why the hospital is not such a scary place after all.
- Students will rotate through various activity stations at the health fair.
- Kids will dress up as doctors and nurses with teddy bears as their patients Stitching-up teddy bears
- Kids will be having a real cast placed on their fingers
- Students will examine x-rays of broken bones
- Kids will see what it is like to be in a wheelchair and use crutches
Call Elizabeth Schomburg at 923-6339 or (505) 841-1234.
Presbyterian serves to improve the health of individuals, families and communities. Presbyterian Healthcare Services was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state's only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian employs more than 9,500 people throughout New Mexico.