NHCH Gives to Teen Health Camp
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2012

For every age group, living a healthy life goes hand in hand with learning the right tools. NHCH chose to honor this maxim by recently donating to a Big Island high school health camp the means to teach and utilize medical know-how.

On October 15, Kealakehe High School students participating in the upcoming Teen Health Hawaii Camp visited NHCH facilities. Inspecting the hospital's inventory of medical supplies and instruments, students chose those devices most suitable for demonstrating medical procedures at the camp. Syringes, medical staplers, specimen tubs, and sutures headed the list of items selected for the event.

“We wanted to show them what supplies and instruments we have and explain how they're used,” commented NHCH Director of Material Management Tim Christopher. “It's a good way to get students interested in the medical field.”

West Hawaii District Research Teacher Nem Lau and NHCH Vice President of Public Affairs Wayne Higaki sowed the seeds of action for the undertaking. Several conversations between the two resulted in a more accurate assessment of the camp's specific medical demonstration needs.

A one-day event, Teen Health Camp Hawaii will be held November 10 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 P.M.  at Kealakehe High School. Participation is open to any 8-12 grade Hawaii Island student. Since spaces are limited, however, registration will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register for Teen Health Camp Hawaii, please click on http://tinyurl.com/thchkealakehe and download the flyer.