Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Residency Program Brings Smiles and Healthcare Lessons to Bloneva Bond Primary School with Teddy Bear Clinic


Written by workbeacmc

May 22, 2024

Dr. Sara Maria Jensen, left, and Dr. Amrit Sarai-Kang, right, guide Bloneva Bond Primary School students through a learning activity at one of the Teddy Bear Clinic’s interactive stations.

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center (NFMMC), an independent regional medical center serving the Greater Niagara region, recently participated in a Teddy Bear Clinic educational event at Bloneva Bond Primary School aimed at promoting wellness, good hygiene, and proper nutrition. The interactive clinic featured stations where 3- and 4-year-old students engaged in learning about various aspects of healthcare.

The medical residents were thrilled to interact with the 120 students, who eagerly showed off their teddy bears and participated in the activities.

As part of the clinic, NFMMC’s residents set up four interactive stations where students engaged in learning various healthcare skills. The students measured vital signs, practiced good hygiene habits, explored healthy nutrition using plastic fruits and vegetables, and learned basic first aid to care for their teddy bears.

“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 NFMMC’s commitment to promoting healthcare education and community outreach initiatives. The event served as an excellent opportunity for 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.


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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