Homeschool students get a look inside MCH

  • Students and parents dressed in surgical attire during the tour of Monadnock Community Hospital. Courtesy photo

Published: 6/11/2019 11:29:49 AM

On Thursday, Monadnock Community Hospital hosted 62 local home-schooled students and their parents on a tour of four different departments of the hospital.

The students, ages 2 through 17, were given an inside look into the Birthing Suite, the Radiology Department, Physical Therapy and Monadnock Community Hospital’s Surgical Unit.

Students had an opportunity to see x-rays of broken bones in the Radiology Department, were shown how to swaddle a newborn in the Birthing Suite, and in Physical Therapy, learned there is more than one way to adapt and accomplish everyday tasks such as putting on a sock, as well as the proper body mechanics for throwing a ball. 

While in the Surgical Unit they were shown how to cast a broken bone by using a volunteer nurse’s arm.

“Mr. Teddy Bear” was a special patient in one of the Operating Rooms for the tour. The students were dressed in sterile surgical gear and assisted the surgical staff with a “Hershy-ectomy,” removing chocolate kisses from the teddy bear’s tummy. 


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