A hospital visit can be especially traumatic for a child who has no
previous experience with the hospital, sometimes fueling a lifetime of
health care fear and avoidance. At St.Vincent Frankfort,
educational tours are given to kindergarteners each year to help
children develop healthy attitudes about health care. To date,
seventy-six children from Green Meadows Elementary School and Heritage
Child care have received a St.Vincent Frankfort tour.
What the Tour Offers
- The tour gives children an up close and personal look at lab, radiology, emergency department, and dietary
- In the laboratory, the children get to see cultures under a microscope
The tour ensures that children will feel more at ease in the hospital
environment whether as a visitor or patient and avoid the anxiety and
fear that can interfere with healing and recovery.
St.Vincent Frankfort is a partner in the Local Heroes program sponsored
by Coach Kids of Clinton County, an organization dedicated to enriching
the lives of families through mentoring relationships supported by
educational and faith-based services.
Local Heroes is a school-based mentoring program that matches elementary-aged
children with an adult mentor/coach who commits to meeting with the
child one hour per week at their school. St.Vincent Frankfort supports
this program by recruiting staff as adult mentors.