West Bath Elementary Students Tour Hospital

On Tuesday, April 23, Mid Coast Hospital welcomed a group of seventeen second-graders from West Bath School. Part of a class project focusing on the local community, Mid Coast was just one stop on the community tour where the children learned about different people and professions in their local area.

Highlights of the visit included a lesson on x-ray imaging, learning about proper hand washing, and viewing a newborn baby. During the visit the students also took part in a Q&A with hospitalist Dr. Monique Lucarelli and a special one-on-one interview with an Ambulatory Care Unit nurse. As they walked through the hospital, the youth met several staff members who shared their experiences and responsibilities at the hospital.

Steve Trockman, Director of Community Relations and Outreach at Mid Coast, guided the children on the tour. Its always a delight to partner with local schools to broaden understanding of healthcare and wellness in our community. While touring the hospital, children often enjoy sharing stories of their own experiences at Mid Coast Hospital, helping to further engage them in their own health.

Teacher Lauri Sawyer and her second grade class also made stops at the West Bath Recycling Center, the West Bath Fire Department, Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Department, and Patten Free Public Library.