Los Alamos Medical Center Hosts Teddy Bear Clinic

Los Alamos Medical Center doctors, nurses and administrators gather with students and teachers Monday for the annual Teddy Bear Clinic, designed to familiarize students with the features inside a hospital. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Police Cpl. James Keane explains the items on his belt to Los Alamos kindergarten students Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

Classic Air Medical pilot Geoff Rodgers and flight nurse Aaron Friel talk to kindergarten students Monday at the helipad behind Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com

LAMC News:

The Los Alamos Medical Center hosted its Teddy Bear Clinic Monday. The hospital hosted about 245 kindergarten students and provided them with tours of the medical center.  
 
Hospital staff provided each student with a backpack, which contained a teddy bear, stethoscope, hair cap, face mask, booties, snacks and water bottle. They also provided tours to the youngsters of the hospital including the emergency room, pharmacy and imaging offices on the main floor.
 
Additionally, students saw the lab and physical therapy using the LCR and SCR on the ground floor.
 
The Los Alamos Police Department, Fire Department and Classic Air Medical also participated in the event. By attending the clinic, students become familiar with healthcare facilities, processes and emergency services. It also allows LAMC to provide healthcare leadership in the community.
 
Los Alamos Medical Center ultrasound technician Paul Marin watches as Los Alamos Police Department personnel explain their jobs to kindergarten students. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Police Department Dispatcher Ruben Garcia helps students understand what happens when someone calls 911. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos Fire Department personnel, from left, Capt. Tim Johnson, Firefighter Shane Grano, Firefighter Lorenzo Chavez and Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Gonzales were on hand Monday at Los Alamos Medical Center to hand out fire helmets to kindergartens. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com 
 
Los Alamos Fire Department Firefighter Lorenzo Chavez suits up for kindergarteners visiting Los Alamos Medical Center. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
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