(Cushing, Okla.)  Hillcrest Hospital Cushing held a Home School Health Fair Monday, April 29th with 107 people in attendance including 2nd and 3rd grade SIGNAL students from Cushing. 

Some of the highlights for those attending, included meeting “Sheldon” the telemedicine robot.  Sheldon joined the HHC staff earlier this year, enabling doctors in Tulsa to communicate and actually “see” patients at HHC.  It is the first of its kind in the Hillcrest system.  (see previous story on Sheldon by clicking here: “Sheldon Introduced”)  The children were also able to ask questions and have photos taken with Sheldon.

The OHI sleep lab was open for the students to learn about how sleep studies are done.  Sleep tech Randy Harris was all “wired” up, while fellow tech Mekeia Williams answered questions and told what all a sleep study entails. 

Jeanne Wheeler-Loveland, rehab tech, led exercises and encouraged them to participate.  Another activity where children were able to participate was a hands-on demonstration in the surgical center.  Central Tech surgical techs were overseeing the demonstration that allowed the students to try their hand at laprascopic “surgery.”  

From an AirEvac tour of the helicopter to finger casts, face painting, lunch, yummy cookies and great door prizes – the students and their chaperones enjoyed a morning of fun and learning at Hillcrest Hospital Cushing!