Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Partners with Bloneva Bond Primary School for Teddy Bear Clinic to Promote Healthcare Education

April 14, 2023

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC), an independent regional medical center serving the Greater Niagara region, recently participated in an educational event at Bloneva Bond Primary School. The event, which aimed to promote wellness, good hygiene, and proper nutrition, featured interactive stations where K-2 students learned about various aspects of healthcare.

The medical residents were thrilled to interact with the over 120 students, who were eager to show off their teddy bears and participate in the activities.

As part of the clinic, NFMMC’s residents set up four interactive stations to teach the students about various aspects of healthcare. At one station, students learned how to measure their teddy bears’ vital signs, including blood pressure and pulse rate, using equipment such as stethoscopes and pulse oximeters. At another station, students learned the importance of good hygiene and how to correctly cough or blow their noses. The third station focused on nutrition and healthy eating habits, while the final station taught students basic first aid skills and how to treat teddy bear “boo-boos.”

“The residents were impressed by the students’ enthusiasm and willingness to learn,” said Megan Wentland, NFMMC residency coordinator. “We had a wonderful time sharing our healthcare knowledge and seeing how engaged the students were with the activities.”

NFMMC’s participation in the Teddy Bear Clinic demonstrates the medical center’s commitment to promoting healthcare education and community outreach initiatives. The event served as an excellent opportunity for the NFMMC’s resident program to engage with the local community and raise awareness about the importance of healthcare education.

To learn more about NFMMC’s community outreach and healthcare education initiatives, visit www.nfmmc.org<http://www.nfmmc.org>.


Founded in 1895, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC) has a long tradition of serving the Niagara community. NFMMC’s hospital and primary stroke program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, and its primary care network is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Memorial’s inpatient services include a cardiac/stroke unit, a medical–surgical unit, an ICU, a Labor and Delivery unit, and an Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit, the only one of its kind in Niagara County. Memorial serves as a Center for Community Health by operating five primary care centers, a large outpatient adult mental health clinic, a Health Home, and several innovative community-based services.   Thanks to a partnership with Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, and Erie County Medical Center, NFMMC operates the only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County. Memorial is also home to the Golisano Medical Oncology Center, which operates in collaboration with Roswell Park Comprehensive Care Center.

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