FT. WORTH, TEXAS – First aid, summer safety classes and a teddy bear clinic will be featured at a free community event Saturday, June 10, at Medical City Alliance.
“These classes are a way for us to give back to a community,” says Glenn Wallace, CEO of Medical City Alliance. “In the two years since opening, this community has welcomed and made us the hospital of choice for this area. This is one way to thank everyone for entrusting us with the care of their families.”
The first aid and summer safety classes are designed for children ages 5-14 and cover a range of health-related issues around the home. Topics include: when to call 911 and what information to have ready, heart attack and stroke recognition, basic first aid for cuts and insect bites, sun and heat exposure, what to do when confronted by a stranger, bicycle safety and other summer related topics.
“We know that many of the children in this area may find themselves home alone this summer,” says Judith Messer, Chief Nursing Officer for Medical City Alliance. “These classes ensure kids know what to do in an emergency, even when an adult may not be present.”
The event also features a teddy bear clinic, which is designed to reduce a child’s fear of visiting the hospital. Children ages 3-12 are encouraged to bring a favorite teddy bear, stuffed toy or doll through a series of stations intended to mimic the hospital experience. Kids get to use their imaginations in describing their toy’s “injuries” or “illnesses” and experience the hospital in an educational, comfortable and fun environment.
The free event will be held on Saturday, June 10, 10:00am – 2:00pm at Medical City Alliance, located at 3101 N Tarrant Parkway, Ft. Worth, 76177. Light refreshments and entertainment are also planned.
To learn more or register for the event, visit medicalcityalliance.com.
About Medical City Alliance
Medical City Alliance is a full-service, 55-bed, acute care facility serving the communities of Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke, Haslet, Saginaw and surrounding communities in northern Tarrant county and southern Denton county. The hospital offers a variety of services, specializing in women’s, cardiology, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery, and emergency care. Medical City Alliance is a “green” facility, silver LEED certified for environmental and energy efficiency.
Medical City Alliance is part of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).