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Children and Health Care Week at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital expects 1,700 first-graders to tour

EVENT: Children and Health Care Week at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital

WHEN: Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29, 2013

TIME: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

PLACE: Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, 7 Richland Medical Park Drive

ABOUT: Midlands first-graders from 17 schools get a hands-on learning experience in a unique “mini hospital” setting at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. The tour explores the hospital from a child’s point of view and provides an environment conducive to learning. The event is part of an international public awareness campaign designed to help children and the community learn more about the health care needs of children and their families. This event has been so well received in the Midlands that the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital Child Life department sponsors the event each fall and spring to include as many first graders as possible.

Hands-on learning stations staffed by professionals from Palmetto Health and Richland County EMS include ambulance tours, surgery station, lab station, poison control station, x-ray station, physical therapy station and children’s emergency department and patient room tours.

For more information, visit or call Julie Riffle at 803-434-4564.


About Children’s Hospital
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital was the first children’s hospital in South Carolina and has more than 30 pediatric subspecialties. A major pediatric referral center for children from all 46 counties in South Carolina, Children’s Hospital treats more than 80,000 children each year. For more information, visit

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