(MINOT, ND) – More than 300 students from five elementary schools are expected to take part in Trinity Health’s living classroom, Hands-On Health, May 7-11. The educational event highlights a full week of activities planned in conjunction with National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week.
Hands-On Health invites students to experience what happens behind the scenes in a hospital, with learning stations designed to introduce the various disciplines involved in diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease.
‘We let them experience a little bit of everything,’ said Community Education Supervisor Kathleen White. ‘They rotate through x-ray, laboratory, surgery, heart health, and more. The goal is to get a feel for what goes on in each department and to give the students an idea of what to expect should they find themselves in need of medical treatment.’
Scheduled to participate in Hands-On Health are third grade students from Bel Air, Hoeven, Longfellow, and Sunnyside schools in Minot and fifth grade students from Beulah. The hour-long sessions will be held at various times each day on the skywalk between Health Center ñ Medical Arts and Trinity Hospital ñ St. Joseph’s.
Also planned in conjunction with National Hospital Week are picnic buffets for Trinity Health associates hosted by the organization’s ServiceFIRST committees.
In addition, National Nurses Week will be celebrated the week ending May 12, the birth date of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Trinity’s Nursing Department will continue its tradition of serving ice cream sundaes to staff at various locations within Trinity Health on May 8.