White County Medical Center hosted a tour for Kindergarten students from McRae Elementary School in Searcy. The group of 140 students visited the hospital as part of Community Helpers week. WCMC nurses and associates taught the children about the importance of several jobs within the hospital including performing x-rays, administering shots and listening to a heartbeat.
The students also visited the Emergency Department trauma room to learn how physicians and nurses help people when they are hurt. Paramedics from NorthStar EMS concluded the tour with an up-close look at an ambulance and lesson on dialing 911.
ABOUT WHITE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER
As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to improve the quality of health and well being for the communities it serves through compassionate care. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in a six-county area with more than 1,750 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.
In addition to the North and South Campuses, White County Medical Center includes Family Practice Associates, Orthopaedic and Spine Center of Central Arkansas, Searcy Medical Center and Searcy Medical Center – West Clinic, Westside Family Medical Clinic, WCMC Cardiology Clinic and White County Oncology.