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SCRMC Hosts Well Doll Clinic | Women’s and Children’s Place

Posted on April 27, 2017

South Central Regional Medical Center Hosts Annual Well Doll Clinic

During the spring, South Central Regional Medical Center offers a special program, The Well Doll Clinic, for pre-school to first grade students. This program helps to educate children about hospitals and alleviate fears many young children experience when they are patients in the hospital.

SCRMC nursing staff from the Women’s and Children’s Place and Jones County Junior College Nursing Students assist with different education stations for the children. These stations educate students on the importance of safety, health education and how doctors and nurses provide treatment when a child is admitted to the hospital.

Boys and girls bring their favorite doll or stuffed animal for a checkup by South Central Regional Medical Center pediatric nurses. The nurses take each doll’s blood pressure, temperature, as well as height and weight measurements. A pretend doctor and nurse cap will be given to each child.

Connie Landrum, RN, Director of SCRMC’s Women’ and Children’s Place states, “It is very rewarding to give back to the children in our community. By hosting Well Doll Clinic, it allows children to understand what would occur if they were ever admitted to a hospital. We hope by providing hands-on education to local students, their fears are lessened. We thank the local schools, teachers and parents for allowing their children to participate.”

For more information on SCRMC’s Women’ and Children’s Place, please contact Connie Landrum at clandrum@scrmc.com.