Posted by: thepinetree on 10/17/2013 03:22 PM
Updated by: thepinetree on 10/17/2013 03:44 PM
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Mark Twain Medical Center Hosts 7th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic Next Week
San Andreas, CA...Mark Twain Medical Center in San Andreas will be hosting the “7th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic” on the mornings of October 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Approximately 470 kindergartners, their teachers and parent chaperones will have the opportunity to tour most areas of the hospital in order to learn about the hospital departments, all while improving their comfort level within a hospital setting ..
Above are a couple of shots from the first 2007 Teddy Bear Clinic
With the help of the California Highway Patrol San Andreas, Calaveras Sheriff’s Office, Angels Camp
Police Department, Reach Air Ambulance, CAL Fire, PHI Air Medical, American Legion Ambulance,
and the San Andreas Fire Department, the students will also have the opportunity to tour helicopters,
ambulances, law enforcement emergency vehicles and fire engines, all of which are key factors for
GREAT health care in our community. After touring the hospital, students will end their day by having
lunch with our physicians and staff.
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of the Teddy Bear Clinic,” said
hospital president Craig Marks, “Many of our physicians will also be able to meet with the children and
join us for lunch. Their personal engagement is both meaningful and inspirational as we all hope to
inspire the kindergarteners to consider pursuing a career in health care.”
For more information regarding the 6th Annual Teddy Bear Clinic, please call 754-5919.
About Mark Twain Medical Center
Founded in 1951, Mark Twain Medical Center is a 25-bed, full-service hospital providing inpatient acute
care, outpatient services and emergency services. The Medical Center’s Medical Staff represents a broad
range of specialties that ensure access to high quality medical care in a rural community. In addition to
being a major provider of health services, Mark Twain Medical Center is also a major source of jobs for
area residents. On average, more than 300 people are employed at the hospital and its five Family Medical
Centers. The Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health, the fifth largest not-for-profit healthcare
system in the nation. For more information, please visit our website at www.marktwainmedicalcenter.org.
Mark Twain Medical Center is also on Facebook.