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HRMC's Spring Festival Schedule to Feature
Teddy Bear Hospital, Crafts for Kids and More

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center will host a "Teddy Bear Hospital" as part of their weekend of fun in a special activity tent at the annual Hackettstown Spring Festival to be held the first weekend in May. As always, HRMC's large main tent will be hopping from Friday night through Sunday night, with interactive games run by HRMC staff, free healthy snacks, music and HRMC logoed giveaways.

The special "Teddy Bear Hospital" will be open for business on Saturday, May 2nd, from 1 to 4 pm only. Children ages 3 to 6 are encouraged to bring an "ill or injured" stuffed animal to help them learn what a typical Emergency Room visit would entail.

Emergency room doctors, nurses and technicians will be on hand to care for the stuffed "patients" through a variety of hands-on activities that will teach children about basic medical procedures such as having an x-ray, getting stitches, being splinted and casted, receiving breathing treatments, and practicing proper hand hygiene.

"This is a great opportunity to take some of the anxiety out of a future emergency room visit," explained Beth Waters, RN, Nurse Manager of HRMC's Emergency Department. "It's proven that children learn best through play, and our fun, interactive "Teddy Bear Hospital" will give children the chance to experience emergency treatment without the actual stress of being ill or injured themselves," she added.

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Our New Patient Portal Can Help You Manage Your Health

If you have been an HRMC inpatient or outpatient, you (or a family member who manages your health care) can securely view portions of your personal Medical Record via your Patient Portal - any time of the day, anywhere there is internet access.

Information you will be able to review includes lab results, vital signs, radiology results, immunization records, clinical summaries, discharge instructions and patient education information.

In addition to helping you proactively manage your health, the Patient Portal offers a convenient way for you to print and share your health information with your physician when more discussion is needed. You?ll also now be able to access your personal health information, if needed, when traveling.

How to Set Up Your HRMC Patient Portal

Send an email to hrmcportal@hch.org. Be sure to include your name, date of birth and phone number in the message and we will follow up to personally guide you through the process as soon as possible.

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