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April 7, 2013

Students to take part in mock hospital this week

— The Nursing and Allied Health departments at Calhoun Community College, in partnership with Decatur General Hospital and Athens-Limestone Hospital, will host the 13th annual “Let's Pretend Hospital” for area first-graders.

The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 8-12.

Brett McGill, dean of the Health Sciences division at Calhoun, said “Let's Pretend” is a project that provides first-graders with “friendly” and age-appropriate information about what actually takes place when someone is admitted to the hospital.” 

Dr. Lynn Hogan, nursing department chair at Calhoun, said more than 1,400 students from 21 area public and private schools are expected to participate in this year’s activity, the largest attendance in the history of the event.  The students will tour the various areas of the mock hospital, learn about germs and hand washing, when to call 911 and what to do should their clothes catch on fire. 

The hospital will include an admissions office, ER, hospital patient room, operating room, X-ray and discharge area.  Students will also explore the college’s ambulance and have a chance to test the siren.

“This annual project gives Calhoun’s nursing and Allied Health departments the opportunity to partner with two of our largest nursing employers, Decatur General and Athens-Limestone,” McGill said. “It also gives our students first-hand experience in developing creative methods of teaching and to observe normal growth and development of first-graders.”

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