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By Madysen McLain
Gazette Reporter 

First graders tour hospital


May 16, 2019

Richard Ellis

Medical technologist Richard Ellis shows a group of children examples of test samples the hospital collects. He also uses stuffed toys to explain bacteria.

Jennings Elementary School first graders celebrated National Nurse's Week with a trip to Whitman Hospital last Friday afternoon.

A total of 42 youngsters were able to attend the hospital walk this year.

The children were divided into three groups and each group took turns hearing about the different departments in the hospital.

"Nurse's Week shows first graders where nurses work," said Laurie Gronning, Whitman Hospital public relations specialist.

Students first viewed the helipad used by Life Flight from a hospital room window. As they exited the room, the children were able to ask a Whit...

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