St. Anthony Summit Medical Center hosts Teddy Bear Clinic |

St. Anthony Summit Medical Center hosts Teddy Bear Clinic

A child wears scrubs and visits a handwashing station at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center's Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, May 2.
Courtesy St. Anthony Summit Medical Center |

About 125 children and their parents entered St. Anthony Summit Medical Center on Saturday, May 2, for the hospital’s first Teddy Bear Clinic, a free educational event for kids.

Children brought their stuffed animals, and both the kids and their toys received patient ID bracelets and visited 17 stations throughout the hospital.

The children learned about nutrition, exercise, hand washing, helmets, car seats, X-rays, splits and casts. Kids checked out a fire truck, ambulance and Flight For Life helicopter, and they explored differences between humans and plants and candy and medicine.

The children listened to their hearts and lungs, diapered their stuffed animals and lay down on the operating table. Kids received doctors’ masks and hats to take home as well as coloring books, crayons, 3D glasses and a teddy bear backpack.

About 60 volunteers participated in the event, including local Boy Scouts, as well as close to 20 services including Summit County Ambulance Services and Lake Dillon Fire Rescue.

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