Students Learn from Hospital's Doctors
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A group of students from Elevate Academics Learning Center in Waimea, ranging in age from 3 to 7, recently spent time with physicians and nurses at North Hawaii Community Hospital learning about what it is like to visit the doctor. “Exposing kids to some of the things they may see when they have to visit the doctor or the hospital helps reduce their fear,” said Parin Patel, MD, a general surgeon at North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Kids learned about importance of bicycle helmets and hand washing, and got to see first-hand how thermometers, stethoscopes, and otoscopes work.

“We care about kids and anything we can do to help them feel more comfortable makes it better for everyone,” said Gary Goldberg, MD and Chief Medical Officer at North Hawaii Community Hospital.

Hospital tours are available for all community groups - contact North Hawaii Community Hospital Special Events office at 881-4425.