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“Teddy Bear Emergency Room” Travels to Bergen County Elementary School

-Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Event Offers Kid-Friendly Insight on Hospital Experience-

Students at the D.A. Quarles Early Childhood Center in Bergen County brought their favorite teddies and dolls from home for examination by Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Technicians Max Moehlan, Giovanna Raimondo and “Dr. Ted E. Bear” during the Medical Center’s annual “Teddy Bear Emergency Room” event. (Photo Courtesy Englewood Hospital)

(Englewood, NJ, May 9, 2013) – Englewood Hospital and Medical Center held its annual “Teddy Bear Emergency Room” event at a Bergen County elementary school, where dozens of students brought their favorite stuffed animals in for treatment.

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Max Moehlan and Giovanna Raimondo rolled up to Englewood’s D.A. Quarles Early Childhood Center in an ambulance with “Dr. Ted E. Bear” in tow to help children understand what to anticipate on an unexpected trip to the hospital or emergency room.

“A hospital may seem overwhelming and scary to a child,” explained Lori Villa, Community Affairs Coordinator at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. “This event is designed to help kids cope with those fears, by familiarizing them with some of the sights, sounds and equipment they may experience during a visit to the hospital or emergency room – whether for themselves or a loved one.”

Each student had their favorite fuzzy friend in hand when they approached a stretcher manned by the two EMTs and “Dr. Ted E. Bear.” The stuffed animals suffered from a variety of imaginary ailments, including colds, sore throats, headaches and broken limbs. Children listed off symptoms as EMTs checked pulses, listened to lungs, bandaged up wounds and braced broken bones.

EMTs also discussed the importance of dialing 9-1-1 in an emergency and students had an opportunity to ask questions about the ambulance, emergency room and equipment.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.