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Dwight-Englewood School Tours Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

-Medical Center Offers Kid-Friendly Insight on Hospital Experience and Healthcare Careers-
(Englewood, NJ, December 20, 2013) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center (EHMC) invited students from Dwight-Englewood School to participate in an interactive learning program about the hospital experience, including a behind-the-scenes tour of various departments within the Medical Center.

EHMC President and CEO Warren Geller welcomed the second-grade students, who were given backpacks, hospital workbooks and customized EHMC name badges that read, “Future Healthcare Leader.”

Students were later introduced to a Child-Life Specialist, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and “Dr. Ted E. Bear,” who helped the children to understand what to anticipate during an unexpected trip to the hospital or emergency room. EMTs demonstrated how they use some of their equipment, including an oxygen mask and tank.

A Registered Dietician discussed the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet. Students were introduced to “My Plate” during snack time and had the opportunity to talk about smart food choices, such as grains, fruits, protein and vegetables.
Radiography students also educated the children about the body’s skeletal, immune, digestive, circulatory, muscular, and nervous systems.

“We were thrilled to have Dwight-Englewood School students visit their community hospital,” said Lori Villa, Community Affairs Coordinator at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This interactive learning program is designed to help familiarize kids with the hospital experience by providing a behind-the-scenes look at the different departments and jobs within a medical facility. These students are very bright and this type of early exposure is a great way to positively impact our possible future healthcare leaders.”

Afterwards, students were invited to participate in a VIP tour of the Food and Nutrition Department, the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Emergency Department. Students also made get well cards that will be distributed to inpatients at EHMC.

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