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Florida Hospital Helps Children’s Museum to Teach Kids About Health

Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center’s Mission is to extend the healing ministry of Christ – especially to the kids. The Children’s Museum of the Highlands has partnered with Florida Hospital to update an interactive educational area featuring hands-on healthcare tools. 

“By teaching children about their bodies and how to care for them, we are empowering the next generation and helping them lead healthier lives,” said Florida Hospital Performance Improvement Manager and Children’s Museum Board Member Meredith Lutz. 

Florida Hospital donated scrub outfits, lab coats, latex gloves, surgical masks, x-ray films, and more items to the Children’s Museum to pair with their existing x-ray light box, patient table and wheelchair for a fun interactive experience. A particular highlight of the area is the assorted x-ray films showing a snake and a teddy bear, and the wheelchair skills test. The hospital is also sponsoring a Stethoscope Drive to complete the area so kids can listen to their heart beats and practice counting. 

About The Children’s Museum of the Highlands 

The Children's Museum of the Highlands, which opened in 1990, is a non profit 501-C3 corporation dedicated to providing fun learning experiences for children and their families. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $3.00 per person for children and adults. For more information, call the Museum at 385-5437 or visit them online at 

Pictured in the group photo are (left to right) Lauren Chapman, Owen Lowe, Noa Stoll, Breanna Word, Joshua Martin, Rachel Fowler, Museum Director Linda Crowder and Alexandra Collier.