May 16, 2012
Dana Downs, BSRT(R)(CT), shows students how x-rays can show the body’s organs.

Students from West Seaford Elementary School traveled to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on May 1 for an educational fieldtrip. Students learned about nutrition and received an inside look at the hospital. Students toured the emergency department, radiology, and the kitchen. While on the tours, hospital staff provided education through interactive demonstrations and activities. Following the tour, students munched on fresh fruits and vegetables while learning about nutrition.

Nanticoke’s West Seaford Elementary Community Outreach Program, a subcommittee of Nanticoke’s Community Benefit Committee, organized the fieldtrips. Nanticoke Health Services plans to continue their partnership with West Seaford Elementary to increase community outreach efforts.

Nanticoke Health Services features an award winning, full-service community hospital. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is ranked number one in Delaware and among America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Critical Care, among the top 5% in the nation for Emergency Medicine for 2012, and among the top 10% in the nation for Pulmonary Care for 2012 by HealthGrades, Inc. Nanticoke has been named one of the Best 100 Places to Work in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital holds a Level III trauma status and includes an interventional cardiology program and a nationally accredited and award winning stroke program. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes nearly 120 active staff physicians practicing in 37 different specialties.