• Thursday, October 18, 2012

Moncks Corner Medical Center to Host Teddy Bear Clinic

North Charleston, S.C./ October 18, 2012 – Moncks Corner Medical Center (MCMC) will provide “care” to teddy bears and other stuffed animals when it hosts its Teddy Bear Clinic. The event will take place at MCMC, located at 401 N. Live Oak Dr. Hwy 17A, on Saturday, October 27, 9:00 a.m. – noon. The free event is designed to provide youngsters with an educating, entertaining and non-threatening introduction to the hospital experience.

Children can bring their favorite stuffed animal to be seen by a physician while learning about what it’s like to receive treatment in a hospital emergency department. Other learning activities for children include:

• Police and Fire Department
• Tour emergency rescue vehicles such as a fire truck, ambulance & helicopter
• Fire and bike safety
• Rescue demonstrations and more

“This event is a tremendous opportunity for children to feel comfortable in a hospital setting and become educated on all that a hospital offers to the community,” said Ann Edlund, Director of Moncks Corner Medical Center. To reserve your free “Teddy” appointment, call 843-797-FIND (3463).

Trident Health is an HCA health system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety for the second year in a row. In 2011, Trident Health provided almost $45 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $38 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.

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